Microsoft brings social networks together

Microsoft has armed itself to do battle with Facebook for control of the web, as it unveiled a new social media aggregator at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco.

Spindex, developed by Microsoft subsidiary Fuse Labs, the company behind the recently announced Docs for Facebook, gathers on to one page users’ RSS and social media streams from sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

The software allows users to create personalised trending topics and post updates more quickly.

Lili Cheng, general manager of FUSE Labs, wrote on the official Microsoft blog: "We want to help you get the most out of your social activity by exposing the right information, at the right time, in a way that’s meaningful.”

An early preview of the social networking tool was available for delegates at the Web 2.0 Expo to try out.

No release date for Spindex has been set, but users can keep up to date at the company's new Spindexme Twitter page.