Microsoft has largely been absent during the rise of self-publishing
and social media. But that doesn’t mean that it hasn’t tried to
compete. In 2004, it launched its own self-publishing/social networking
platform, MSN Spaces. Today, that platform is known as Windows Live
Spaces. Or, more appropriately, is not known as Windows Live Spaces.
That, of course, is because Windows Live Spaces is hardly a prominent
platform in a world dominated by more successful publishing and social