Robert has another great discussion going on his blog. Seems that a Windows Live team member was bragging a bit.
Yesterday someone who works on the Windows Live team was taunting me with â€œinfluentials donâ€™t matter, we got to be #1 and we donâ€™t care that there arenâ€™t any influential bloggers using our stuff.â€
Boy, this person didn’t think ahead when they spouted off. Its about time we take a closer look at Msft’s claim to be the largest blogging host in the world. They very well may be, but I also take issue with their argument that all the Live Spaces are really blogs.
Robert is on a mission to identify a more realistic understanding of what is the real makeup of Live Spaces compared to more traditional blogging platforms like TypePad and WordPress.
Today I see that George Moore, General Manager of Windows Live, just told a crowd in New Zealand that Windows Live is â€œnow the largest blogging service on the planet.â€ At least according to Richard MacManus, who Iâ€™ve found to accurately report past events, and who is at TechED in New Zealand.
What do you think, is Live Spaces a serious blogging platform, or is it a social networking environment like My Space?