Hello folks. Today i have some interesting news for you...It seems that Microsoft is working on a metro social/design project called Socl, according to details from a splash page that was accidentally published.
As of Thursday, Microsoft has taken down the splash page and replaced it with a message acknowledging the project.
“Thanks for stopping by. So.cl 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 states.
While I believe that publishing the splash page was an accident, I don’t believe Socl is simply an “internal design project”. The splash page (pictured above) describes the Socl service as a way for users to “find what you need and share what you know easier than ever”. There are options to connect the service with both Facebook and Twitter. The page also contains two rows of images that look very similar to the “Tiles” interface (metro) design found on Microsoft’s Window’s Phone operating system.
Also, the splash page’s domain name is shorthand for “Social”. I think it’s obvious that Microsoft is planning to do much more with Socl than it’s letting on. The company was unavailable for further comment on its plans for So.cl at the time of publication.
If you’ve got a theory on what Microsoft is up to, please sound off in the comment section.
Update : Microsoft launched Socl. Feel free to connect with me.