Microsoft leaks social search project “Tulalip”, yanks page off as soon as word got out.

By on July 15th, 2011 at 1:01 PM | News

Social Networking seems to be the buzz word these days.  With Facebook, Twitter and now Google+ its hard not be influenced by the Social bug. And this time it has claimed a new victim, Microsoft. Eager MS Research associates leaked a new project titled “Tulalip” through which you would be able to “find what you need and share what you know easier than ever”. Keep reading for the scoop.

The experimental project was available at socl.com. But 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.

Here’s a screenshot showing that the twitter login of the service would be able to read your tweets as well as post tweets and update your profile on your behalf.

Yeah, right ! Nobody means to out a top secret research project. Well anyways, it just goes to show that in coming times the battle for internet supremacy would not be about the no of visits/pageviews a site gets but the amount of data the it has about You.

Source : Engadget

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