Microsoft Leaks Inforamtion About Its Social Search Service 'Tulalip' On Socl.com

It seems Microsoft is planning a new project called "Tulalip" and could be positioning it as a hybrid search/social networking service. "A teaser landing page which was live sometime today on July 14 on socl.com appears to be a new "social search" service by Microsoft as shown in the picture below," revealed .Socl.com domain name, […]

It seems Microsoft is planning a new project called "Tulalip" and could be positioning it as a hybrid search/social networking service. "A teaser landing page which was live sometime today on July 14 on socl.com appears to be a new "social search" service by Microsoft as shown in the picture below," revealed .

Socl.com domain name, is owned by Microsoft. You can see the socl.com WHOIS record on DomainTools to confirm:

Microsoft Corporation
Domain Administrator
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
US
Email:

Registrar Name....: CORPORATE DOMAINS, INC.
Registrar Whois...: whois.corporatedomains.com
Registrar Homepage: www.cscprotectsbrands.com

Domain Name: socl.com

Created on..............: Wed, Oct 21, 1998
Expires on..............: Sat, Oct 20, 2012
Record last updated on..: Tue, Jul 12, 2011

Administrative Contact:
Microsoft Corporation
Domain Administrator
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
US
Phone: +1.4258828080
Email:

However while writing the site completel removed Tulalip information and now post, the site display following message:

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.

A Microsoft spokesperson tells us that Socl.com is "an internal design project from one of Microsoft's research teams which was mistakenly published to the web."

When the Tulalip site was live, it displayed a "welcome" message:

With Tulalip you can Find what you need and Share what you know easier than ever.

There was a non-functioning search box at the top of the page, preceded (mysteriously) by the word "OPEN."

There're non-working links on the page that say "See how it works," along with "terms of service" and "Privacy Statement" links. There're also Facebook and Twitter sign-in buttons. In fact, the Twitter sign-in/authorization page confirms further that Tulalip is an "experimental app" from Microsoft Research.

The Twitter authorization screen says that Tulalip will be able to "update your profile" and "post tweets for you," among other things -- which sounds like the service may offer some kind of social networking management tools. The Facebook connect button is currently not working, so I can't see what Tulalip would access in a Facebook account.

[Via: Fusible]