Microsoft announced a new social media project at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco this week. Known by the name of Spindex, it is a tool that combines social information from Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, Bing, and RSS data, all on one page. Users of this application can search for various keywords in status updates, save their queries, and use web pages that are suggested by Bing in order to find information related to their search.
This new application is available only in a limited preview to those who are attending the Web 2.0 Expo. It is described as an endeavor to help people make some sense out of the various social networking services that they use. Spindex shows at a glance just what subjects are popular on your social networks, and has been compared to a virtual Rolodex.
Spindex is the brainchild of the Microsoft FUSE Lab, which strives to make new products that will allow web users to have a better real-time and social experience on the Internet. Some people are saying that Spindex sounds as if it is similar to Google Buzz or FriendFeed. The truth of the matter is that Spindex is still in an experimental stage, and no one really knows as of yet whether or not Spindex will ever be one of Microsoft’s core products.