Twitter Tool Project Emporia Launched by Microsoft

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The application gives users the ability to browse information on Twitter most relevant to their needs, and refine their experience through a "like/dislike" recommender system. Since its inception in October 2009, FUSE Labs has pursued the development of social connectivity, real-time experiences and rich media software and services.

Microsoft announced May 27 a new social-networking initiative, dubbed "Project Emporia," developed through its FUSE Labs. Currently offered in Alpha Preview, the application lets users monitor Twitter streams in real time without needing an actual Twitter account.

"Project Emporia enables a personalized search experience over publically available social network data," reads an explanation on the project's Website. "It lets people browse, find, and discover highly relevant information on topics they are interested in from the flood of content on Twitter - without the need to select Twitter feeds or follow people on Twitter."


This article was originally published on 2010-05-28
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