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Windows 8 deep-dive: Get to know the People app

PC World: Social media is now embedded in our business workflows, our shopping habits, and our news sources. So it's no wonder that Microsoft infused social media features into its Windows 8 contacts app, People. The message is clear. Since social media is omnipresent in our lives, it should be woven throughout Windows 8 as well.

But make no mistake: People is a contacts list, first and foremost. Although it does allow you to commingle all of your social media and email associations—including those from Facebook, Google, Hotmail, LinkedIn, Outlook, Twitter, and your Microsoft Account—social media management is not the People app's main purpose.

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