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Microsoft Socl: A sneak peek at Microsoft's very own Social Network

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Remember how we told you earlier that Microsoft was quietly developing its own social network named Tulalip. Well the name has been changed but the story remains true. Yes now we have more pics and a sneak peek arranged for you, of this very secret project by Microsoft.

Microsoft Socl news feed

Screenshot credit: The Verge

Luckily Thomas Houston, the community Manager at The Verge got a hands-on chance to try out this new social network. He further said Microsoft Socl basically is a social network which is built on HTML5 and works on the idea known as Tagging. When you post a status update, your friends will have the ability to like, comment or tag it. All the topics you tag can be categorised in a box known as Tagged Interests.

Apart from doing a status update, you can also perform a search from the Social Search box which is visible to your followers. The search is obviously powered by Bing. Your friends can also choose to respond to your search by giving answers.

Microsoft Socl social search box

The social network is similar to Twitter’s Following/Follower idea. If you want a particular friend’s updates you can follow him and all his activities

can be then seen in your feed. Multiple feeds can be created just like the idea behind Google+ Circles.

Microsoft Socl also includes a Video Party feature just like Google+’s Hangouts. It includes a chat option as well and you can watch videos with your family and friends.

Microsoft Socl video party feature

The social network is still under development and has not been released to the public yet. As soon as there are invites available we will be the first one to report it. Subscribe to Chaaps now for further updates on this topic.

I don’t think Microsoft Socl will pose as a challenge to Facebook or Google+ because it still has a long way to go but i bet i want to try it out first before it gets shut down (pun intended). Share your thoughts with us. What do you think the future of Microsoft Socl will be, can it stand against the major social networks like Facebook and Google+?

Source: The Verge

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Microsoft Social Network

Microsoft Tulalip: A rumored to be Social Network

Microsoft is planning to take down Facebook and the very latest social network by Google, Google+ by starting its own social network which goes by the name Tulalip.

microsoft-tulalip

Fusible was the first to report this news. Shocking as it came we noticed a welcome screen hung upon on the site socl.com which is short for Social. The welcome screen reads,

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

Reports suggests that, Microsoft purchased the domain socl.com recently just two weeks ago, exactly when Google launched its social network. Obviously Microsoft was planning this way before. From what we know, the Search box where it reads OPEN is currently non functional. The Facebook Sign in feature too does not work.

tulalip-twitter-app

The Twitter Sign in feature is where we have been able to gather more information about what this new service is going to be all about. As soon as you click it, you will see Twitter’s authorization page. In here glance over the application control features:

Read Tweets, Follow others, Update Profile and Post Tweets automatically

Now what impression does this give to you? That its some kind of social network right! Yes as nice as that news maybe to you, you will bummed to hear that its just a experimental app for now.

If you look at it closely, you can see that it says

Tulalip, By Microsoft Research, Experimental App.

Well it speaks for itself, we don’t think we will hear of Tulalip in a while as the service is currently under development. If you like you can check out SOCL.com yourself. Presently the page 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.”

I think Microsoft heard about its possible leak and posted that message. We certainly don’t think it was a mistake. DO YOU?

Speak with us by a comment. If we are the first one to get in, maybe who knows you would be the first one to get invited!

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