Bill gates and his Microsoft brand have held a top spot in technology for a very long time. If you thought Microsoft had no plans for a social media network, new rumors would say you are wrong. The game changing innovation that Microsoft brings to the table is something like a having Micheal Jordan on your team. If the rumors surrounding Microsoft are true, any network that came before it just might be in for a fight.
Bill gates is not the second richest man in the world for no reason. Maybe Microsofts new social media weapon will be what he needs to become the richest man in the world. The secret social media network is supposedly named Tulalip. If you are wondering where it came from, just know that anything Microsoft does is for a good reason. Tulalip is actually the name of an Indian tribe that is located in Washington, which just so happens to be the home base for Microsoft and its group of technology gurus. One can only speculate on the meaning of this name or even if it is the real name. Maybe the leak is just a strategy to get Facebook and Google+ to expose more of what they have to offer.
Really, nobody even knows if Microsoft has a social networking website in the works except for Bill Gates and his team. After word of Tulalip hit the web a message was posted at socl.com saying ”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. With MySpace slowing down and Facebook in a battle with Google+ it seems this wouldn’t be a good time to enter the social media race. We can’t forget about Twitter and their 170 million followers sending 200 million tweets a day.
Facebook unveiled new video chat features to combat Google+ and its video chat but if Microsoft decides to make a move it will have the advantage of being able to see those features and improve them. Rumor has it that Microsoft might possibly use Bing to offer a search engine inside their social networking site. This very useful feature is something neither Facebook or Google+ offer to their users. If and when Microsoft enters the race you can be sure that they are going to provide a quality social media network. If history repeats itself you will see Microsoft setup a network that will put a strong hold on the market just like its operating systems. For some reason I don’t see any company being a problem for Microsoft and its run at the top spot in social media, if they decide to do it at all.