Microsoft might be working on a social project called Tulalip, according to details from a splash page that was accidentally published to recently. Currently a message which reads, Thanks for stopping by. is an internal design project from a team in Microsoft Research which was mistakenly published to the web. We didn't mean to, honest, is on the display as the unintentionally published page has been taken down.

The page described the project, With Tulalip you can Find what you need and share what you know easier than ever, along with options to connect to the service through Facebook and Twitter registrations. The Tiles of images found on the page was reminiscent of the interface design found on Microsoft's new Window's Phone 7 operating system. Also, is shorthand for social.

There has been no formal comment from Microsoft on the matter though the accidental publishing of page has led to a good deal of speculation, with some alleging that Microsoft intentionally published the page to arouse interest.

So, the big question remains: Will Microsoft join the social race?