Microsoft launching social networking site

April 29, 2009 3:32:23 PM PDT
Microsoft wants to make money off of social networking. Microsoft began testing a new social networking platform Wednesday that is subscription-based.

"Microsoft Vine" plans to target public safety officials and people seeking emergency information.

Vine would offer subscribers real-time mass communication during disasters or emergency situations involving weather or child abductions. Right now it's being tested in Seattle.