Woops! Microsoft leaks social net image

The social networking world may be getting even more interesting.

Microsoft confirmed that it accidentally leaked an image of its own social networking platform. Called "Tulalip," the site is designed to enable users to "find what you need and share what you know easier than ever," according to the image of its home page.

Judging from the one page, users would be able to sign in to the site using their Facebook or Twitter accounts.

If Microsoft is getting ready to release some kind of social network, at least two industry analysts said it looks like they're arriving at the social networking dance a little late.

In an email to Computerworld, a Microsoft spokeswoman wrote, "Socl.com is an internal design project from one of Microsoft's research teams which was mistakenly published to the web. We have no more information at this time."

The spokeswoman did not say whether the company is going to launch either a social network or a social search site associated with its Bing search engine.