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So.cl, now with Windows Live login!

By socl-blog2 years ago - permalink

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There are a myriad of ways to log into sites these days. It seems everyone has a favorite account, or alternately several accounts they use for different purposes.

This week, the So.cl team has added Windows Live as a new way to log in to So.cl. On our front page now are two buttons, one for Windows Live, and another from Facebook.
Press one, and you’ll be taken to Facebook or Windows Live respectively to log in. Once you’ve logged in you’ll return back to So.cl. If your Facebook or Windows Live profile is missing any required data for So.cl, you’ll be prompted for those as well.


Why does So.cl need my First and Last name?

So.cl uses your full name when it creates your account; your initial nickname is created from it as well as the URL to access your profile.

Why does So.cl need my e-mail address?

So.cl uses your e-mail address to send out your notifications and digests. If you choose not to receive e-mails, you can change the settings in your So.cl profile.

Why doesn’t So.cl use the First and Last name from my Windows Live account?

Depending on your privacy settings in Windows Live, we may not have access to your full name, e-mail or profile picture.

What if I already have a So.cl account that uses Facebook? Can I switch?

Currently, if you log in with your Windows Live account, that will create a new and different So.cl account from your Facebook account.

We are looking into allowing you to use both Facebook and Windows Live to log into the same So.cl account, and we hope to implement it soon.
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