On the heels of the highly anticipated Facebook initial public offering, tech biggie Microsoft made a hush-hush entrance into the social networking arena, unleashing its experiment from beta-testing.The social network, known as (pronounced “social”), which we began hearing about in December, is currently only available to college students. Read the full story at All Facebook.

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Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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