Microsoft Live Spaces Saga Continues

wordpress-spacesThis blog started on a platform called Microsoft Live Spaces. Wikipedia sez,

“Windows Live Spaces was Microsoft’s blogging and social networking platform. The site was originally released in early 2004 as MSN Spaces to compete with other social networking sites, and re-launched in 2006 as a part of a shifting of community services away from the MSN brand. Windows Live Spaces received an estimated 27 million (27,000,000) unique visitors per month as of August 2007. Despite being considered a useful messaging and communication tool, Windows Live Spaces has been criticized as not being as powerful as some of its alternatives. It was shut down in 2011.” ~ Wikipedia

icon_photos_bigWindows Live Spaces censored the words that a user can choose when naming their Space, prohibiting for example the word whore or the so-called “seven dirty words”. In addition, Microsoft has received criticism for censoring the words “democracy” and “freedom” under its Chinese portal.

Forced to move to WordPress or lose my posts, I soon came to love the more feature laden, user friendly platform. This year, I have noticed that my original Microsoft Live Spaces post have lost all photos which renders them practically useless.

If you want me to recreate any of my oldest posts from that time period, ping me here and I will do the best that I can.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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