Microsoft starting a new social network? By: Sean

Posted on: July 16th, 2011 @ 3:33 pm

With all the recent hype about Google’s social network Google+ it seems that Microsoft has been feeling a bit left out. Microsoft recently published a live version of its ‘Tulalip’ social media website to the web at http://socl.com. If you visit the site now it reads “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.” However, it makes you wonder how such a website that important ‘accidentally’ gets published to the web. Despite all the bad press Microsoft has received in the past, they aren’t THAT incompetent. It seems like this was more of a publicity stunt than anything, and it seemed to have work. With the prospect of another major social network, the questions is which one will you choose.

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