Socl Research Dataset

FUSE Labs of Microsoft Research is providing access to So.cl instrumentation data for researchers to explore questions around social search, interest networking, informal learning, and online community development. So.cl is an experimental website from FUSE Labs that lets people share their interests using search. By sharing our So.cl data for research purposes we actively seek to collaborate with leading academic, government, and industry researchers to advance the state of the art in social search and interest-based networking.

We want to empower both our user and research community to experiment around social search, interest networking, informal learning, and online community development. However, we must strike a balance as we also protect both Microsoft Research’s interests and users' rights. So.cl provides a public venue that allows people to publicly share their interests through search, and our terms of use and privacy policy make it clear we may share public usage data with others for analysis and experimentation. Nonetheless, before sharing the So.cl user data we need to assure that researchers are respecting the interests of our user community.

Therefore we are providing restricted access to the So.cl Research Dataset to those who agree to our Terms of Use, our Guiding Research Principles, and Publication Guidelines. Before continuing, please review these following pages.

 

Once you have reviewed these documents, you may follow Instructions for Requesting Access