Software giant Microsoft has ‘accidentally’ leaked that it is working on a new social search platform called Tulalip.
Folks over at Fusible discovered that Microsoft was the owner of a new domain name Socl.com.
The landing page on the website contained a teaser of Microsoft’s new social search platform, Tulalip. “With Tulalip you can Find what you need and Share what you know easier than ever,” read the message on the web page.
The welcome page contained photos of people making weird expressions and mock Facebook sign-in and Twitter sign-in button.
According to Search Engine Land, a Microsoft spokesperson clarified at the Socl.com is ‘an internal design project from one of Microsoft’s research teams which was mistakenly published to the web.”
After a while, the screen shot of Tulalip was removed and was replaced by a new message, which claimed that the page had been published by mistake.
“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,” the message reads.
With Google launching its own social networking platform, it is only natural that Microsoft will follow its long standing policy of mimicking what everyone was doing.