- Integrates with MSN Messenger. It’s cool that your contacts can see when you’ve updated your space with pictures, blog entries, lists, etc…
- Great photo storage. I like the way that it’s very easy to preview photos and I love the built in slide show.
- Nice blog editor inside of Internet Explorer.
- MSN Search has me at the top of the list when searching for my name!
- An API is being developed for external editors.
- Ads are not very intrusive (yet).
- Major corporation backing the service, so it won’t go away until the ‘fad’ does.
- It’s not Microsoft or Google.
- It’s not so busy on screen.
- Works great on non Microsoft browsers.
- Photo uploading has been added.
- Much better control of the site through the admin pages.
- Can add seperate pages very easily.
- Better statistics and notifications.
Once WordPress gets their photo stuff working, I think it’s going to be the ‘premier’ blog site. I like MSN Spaces, too, as it’s VERY easy to use and maintain. I think that’s important. If it takes a lot of effort to maintain, people are not going to use a service.