Tech News : Microsoft Tulalip
Guess who is jumping on the social band wagon ??
Yup!!! It’s Micro$oft, It is now planning to launch its very own social networking (or a hybrid search/social-networking service) website called SOCL.com. This project has currently been code named “Tulalip” internally. A splash page showing “Tulalip” was “accidentally”(or maybe not) on the domain Socl.com.
Here is a screen shot :
As you can read from above description it says that you can find what you need and share what you know easier than ever.
There are also the Facebook Connect and the Twitter Login buttons which points to the fact that Microsoft is planning to rely upon Facebook and Twitter for the user login and sign up purposes.
Also do note that the domain name SOCL.com, its just a shorthand for SOCIAL, another indication that Tulalip is definitely a social Media based Initiative.
However, Currently Micro$oft has taken down the splash page on the website now and replaced it with a text claiming that Tulalip is just an internal design project from Microsoft Research. Here is what currently shows up if you visit SOCL.com:
Thanks for stopping by.
Socl.com is an internal design project from a team in Microsoft Research which was mistakenly published to the web.
We didn’t mean to, honest.
We can safely assume that the massive initial success of Google Plus must have inspired Micro$oft into thinking a strategy to harness the social media based user base and put into motion plans of starting a new project using that social angle.