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Microsoft opens So.cl to more users

In June, Microsoft incorrectly launched a new website codenamed Tulalip, a new social networking site under the internal research project. Today, the company has officially launched the site, and is available to selected users.

So.cl, a new social networking site under testing has been opened to selected users today, allowing them to test out what Microsoft have been working on.

The site was incorrectly revealed in June 2011, then closed soon after the accidental opening. Microsoft said that the project was an internal research project and was accidentally made public. The site has now reopened.

The website includes a bing search bar, which allows you to search for various social networking like things.

Lili Cheng, lead developer at Microsoft So.cl, said “The rumors were all that we were taking on Facebook, and that’s not our goal,” she says, “So.cl is really an experimental research project focused on how social networking and search can be used for the purpose of learning. So.cl is really an experimental research project focused on how social networking and search can be used for the purpose of learning.”

You can sign up for an invitation from here.

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