Social Media Monday: Your News Rundown
* The picture above doesn't have much to do with this article, but I love this woman's face. "What is this '2 Girls 1 Cup' thing you kids have been telling me abo-- OH GOD!"
Big news in the social media sphere today as Microsoft accidentally let the cat out of the bag on its new "social search" service Tulalip (thanks to some top-notch reporting by Fusible), vigilante hacking group Anonymous begins work on its own social media website, and the Women's World Cup breaks a Twitter record.
Microsoft recently acquired the domain socl.com and published a "internal design project from a team in Microsoft Research" by mistake. Tulalip allows integration with your Facebook and Twitter account, so it's clear that Tulalip isn't meant as a social media replacement and more of a social media aggregate. Tulalip is also the name of a Native American group that is close to Microsoft's headquarters in Washington (no word yet on if they approve of their name usage). Although Fusible took a screenshot, Tulalip is currently down. The page is now a simple explanation of the mistake, and ends with "We didn't mean to, honest." Sure, Microsoft. Like you thought you could do this and I wouldn't write a blog post about it. I know how you work, you devious tricksters.
Speaking of devious tricksters (and I mean "devious tricksters" in the best way possible), Anonymous group Presstorm has started to develop its own social media website AnonPlus after Google+ banned an Anonymous page and the profiles of a few members, according to the Washington Post. It's little more than a splash page at the moment, and the page says that the project will not be done "overnight," but the service is open to all members of the public-- not just Anonymous.