Tulalip : Answer to Google + ,Twitter and Facebook from Microsoft?

Weeks after Google launched Google+, rumors have begun making the rounds that Microsoft  is working on its own social networking platform (Tulalip). The word ‘Tulalip’ is an Indian tribe located just north of Seattle. It offers a welcome note saying, “find what you need and share what you know”.

The image appeared briefly on a site with the URL "Socl.com," according to a report on Fusible.com. The image has since disappeared. Later, the Socl.com website displayed only a message stating that 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.

A Whois registry search and a DNS lookup for Socl.com indicate Microsoft owns the URL. 

That raises the question: Was the exposure of Tulalip on Socl.com really an accident, as Microsoft claims, or is it really part of a wily marketing campaign to stir up interest in Microsoft's offerings and take some of the attention away from Google+?

Microsoft isn't telling.

"We have no more information at this time," Microsoft spokesperson Jackie Lawrence echoed that statement in response to a request for comment.

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