Recently it came out that Facebook has its uses beyond finding out what that high school friend you haven’t spoken to in 12 years is going to do for the weekend. For example, take note of the following chart which shows where the archive of digital photos is being stored (In defense of the Library of Congress, how many pictures of partying college kids do they really need preserved for posterity?).

However, it has been decided by Microsoft that what the world needs more of is social networking sites. Despite Google’s flailing attempt at taking on Facebook with Google+, Microsoft thinks they have what it takes to be “cool and hip with the youngsters these days.” Click here for the article.