BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft gets the blogging bug
More blogging news – microsoft catches on..
Software giant Microsoft is taking the plunge into the world of blogging.
It is launching a test service to allow people to publish blogs, or online journals, called MSN Spaces.
Microsoft is trailing behind competitors like Google and AOL, which already offer services which make it easy for people to set up web journals.
Blogs, short for web logs, have become a popular way for people to talk about their lives and express opinions online.
MSN Spaces is free to anyone with a Hotmail or MSN Messenger account.
People will be able to choose a layout for the page, upload images and share photo albums and music playlists.
The service will be supported by banner ads.