Microsoft Launches Twitter Tool: Project EmporiaBy Channel Insider Staff | Print
"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."Microsoft announced the alpha preview of a social-networking initiative, Project Emporia, being developed through its FUSE Labs. 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.