The site appears ready to challenge Facebook and Google with an experience The Verge describes as mixing search, discovery, and social networking.
The software company has taken down a site, socl.com, that some say is a social service that Microsoft has yet to unveil. For its part, the company says it's an internal design project that was "mistakenly published to the Web."
Microsoft has accidentally revealed what looks like the home page for a new social network. It's called Tulalip and seems to be some kind of search tool with social features.