getting started

Getting Started

Socl lets you create, collect and share stuff you love.

People on Socl connect over posts that allow them to express their interests in a variety of ways –through visual collages, rich video playlists, simple memes and short dynamic media – that they then organize into collections to keep and share.

Below you will find some quick tips to help you get started on Socl. Should you wish to learn more, please visit the Socl Blog, or the Socl About page.

Create your following feed

Customize Socl to reflect your taste by choosing at least three collections to follow the first time you visit your following feed. Make your selections and the click the done button – your following feed will populate with posts from the collections you choose.

Later you can find more collections and people to follow to further tune your feed

Create your following feed
Create a post using one of four Create Experiences

Socl offers a suite of simple and fun post Create Experiences that make it easy to express and share your ideas with people worldwide. These Create Experiences include:

Socl Collage Collage

Collages are comprised of images, links and videos found on the web or uploaded to Socl. Simply type a topic, paste a link or upload images then drag and drop... Your collage will be stylishly assembled for you in an instant to post on Socl and your other favorite social networks.
Learn more about how to create Collages on Socl.

Video Party

Video Parties are shared video experiences on Socl. Got a favorite band, movie, genre, actor, activity? Simply name your party and click start. Then search for a selection of video clips to create a video playlist. Now you’re ready to invite your friends to watch, chat and share the experience, in real time if you like.
Learn more about how to create Video Parties on Socl.

Video Parties
Picotale Picotale

Part "meme-generator," part game, Picotales are little stories made by overlaying text on an image. Something cool, witty, funny, playful... Simply type a message and hit go. Picotale will deliver an image including your text. Hit go again until you find a combination you like. Then post on Socl and your other favorite social networks.
Learn more about how to create Picotales on Socl.

Blink

Currently available for Windows devices, BLINK apps provide ways to capture, create and share short dynamic media using Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8.

Using BLINK or BLINK Cliplets, you can capture the perfect shot or have fun creating surprising short films to share on Socl and your other favorite social networks.
Learn more about how to create Blinks on Socl.

Blink
Create a collection

Collections are sets of posts which are organized around post content – when you see a post you like on Socl, collect it – either to your own collection or to a collection to which everyone on Socl contributes.

Collect A collection
screenshot of a list of collections
Connect with others on Socl – like or comment, or both.

Like a post you see? Click this makes me smile – a nice Socl gesture which also makes it easy to find those post collages you like later...

this makes me smile
Be Socl. Create...comment...smile.

Engage with others over shared interests expressed through rich posts, collections and the conversations they inspire.

Enjoy!