Windows Live Spaces launches
MSN Spaces is now Windows Live Spaces, offering blogging and more for mainstream Windows Live users. I keep a family blog over at WL Spaces, and perhaps now will do more with it. I was surprised to hear that WL Spaces is now the largest blogging service on the web with over 100 million unique monthly visitors, beating Google’s Blogger.
Here’s an interesting video at On10.net that explains some of the new features. The “mistress” analogy is the most non-Microsoft I’ve heard in a while. Something tells me this guy is going to get a call from PR to come up with another analogy… 😉
Top New features:
- New look and feel
- Support for Windows Live Gadgets
- Friends Module (heavily customizable – look out MySpace!)
- RSS feed embedding (include content from your favorite sites on your WL Space)
Michael Arrington at TechCrunch has more here as well. Personally I’d like to see more in the statistics features, more music and video integration (including simple hosting of videos on 3rd parties ala YouTube). How about links to Urge music with freeplays? Perhaps we’ll see more in the future.
Update0: Added RSS feature to list – thanks Erik!