First Google got back into the social media game with Google+ and now it appears that Microsoft might soon be joining the fray as well. On Thursday the company accidentally released information on their website socl.com describing a project called Tulalip. The graphic on the site was vague, stating only:
With Tulalip you can Find what you need and Share what you know easier than ever.
The site included two buttons, one for a Facebook login and one for a Twitter login. In addition it included tiles of people’s faces in the lower left hand corner.
Shortly after the release, the site was taken down and replaced with the following text:
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
Fusible.com attempted to contact Microsoft about this new project but was given the same answer as is posted on the website.
At this point the goals of socl.com and how that relates to a product called Tulalip are unknown, but it’s probably safe to assume that this is not going to be an internal project for long.