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Microsoft Introduce Vine, The Emergency Social Network!

by David Brooks | 29.04.2009
Microsoft Vine LogoMicrosoft have announced the closed beta of a new program called ‘Vine’, it has been designed to help people connect to family and friends during a crisis when other methods aren’t available. Vine will also take your status from other Social Networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter along with local news. Read more about Vine and view screenshots here. Below is what it says on the official website about the service:

 “The Microsoft Vine Beta connects you to the people and places you care about most, when it matters. Stay in touch with family and friends, be informed when someone needs help. Get involved to create great communities. Use alerts, reports and your personal dashboard to stay in touch, informed and involved. Microsoft Vine is currently a beta service, which means we need your feedback and ideas to make it great. Watch the videos to learn more, then, provide your e-mail address to request an invitation.”

It will be interesting to see how uptake is of this new service, feel free to post your thoughts on the service through a comment.