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Interesting UK based MSN/Windows Live stats

September 24th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

This information is from MSN Advertising which I got off the web earlier on today – it’s available to one and all, I’ve just condensed some of it into a much easier way to understand.

Something else which is interesting – I was talking to Jo (works on Family Safety) in the office a few weeks ago about Spaces and how it’s become so large. Some of you will know, that MSN Spaces (now Windows Live Spaces) is the biggest blogging community in the world – even in the UK we only just beat MySpace which is still a huge achievement… but the funny thing is, is that Microsoft never marketed MSN Spaces when it was released into public beta December 2004. They never advertised it, never marketed it, this is how it became so big – it’s all down to this button

Amazing how something can become so big from thinking “oh, I haven’t seen that button before – I’ll click it and see where it gets me”. That’s exactly what I did when I started the MSN Messenger 7.0 beta back in Autumn/late 2004 and that’s how I started blogging 🙂

Posted in Microsoft, Windows Live, Windows Live Messenger | 3 Comments »


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3 Responses

  1. Guest Says:

    When you talk about being the largest blogging community in the world and having beaten MySpace in the UK, are you talking about _active_ users or _registered_ users?
    (Btw, you REALLY need to remove/change the confirmation code – 90% of the time it tells me I have entered an incorrect code!!)

  2. Zack Whittaker Says:

    Active users – checks active accounts within 1 month. If you haven’t signed into that account for 1 month (28 days to be precise), then it doesn’t show it. However, those are cumulative totals from all registered users. Same applies to MySpace as well – I was doing competitor reviews for the Messenger and Spaces Business team and only registered, but didn’t use MySpace, just checked what they could do that we couldn’t 😉

  3. Patrick S Says:

    Hey there Guest… Sorry about this…I will add an updated version of the script soon (when i can stop all the GD errors) At the moment it is adding characters such as “_” which really confuses users… So expect to see a better and stronger captcha script at the bottom of comments soon.
    Thanks for the feed back…

    Back on topic?,
    Those are some amazing stats Zack…I love stats….great post!