Here Comes Santa…I Mean Microsoft

Microsoft officially threw its hat into the blogging ring with MSN Spaces. It’s a blog. It’s a photo album. It’s a list-maker thingy. There’s a lot to this. Dare Obasanjo (Microsoft XML evangelist guy) breaks it down nicely.
My take on all this? It was bound to happen. It’s pretty feature-rich, which means that some of the features may prove to be useless. It also pretty much requires Internet Explorer to experience the full richness of the app (some cool tricks going on here). Another annoyance is the requirement for ActiveX controls for certain functionality (e.g. photo uploading).
The verdict is still out as to whether the masses really want this. I don’t think blogging as a hobby (or mild obsession) has a universal appeal. We’ll just have to see.

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