Feb 21, 2007 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Microsoft has set foot in the social media sector with MSN Reporter which is a Digg style social news site. According to LiveSide, it was created by the Dutch MSN team and has been avialable in beta since October 2006. It has now been launched in Netherlands, Belgium and Norway. The 'Digg' and 'Bury' buttons are replaced with 'Kicken' and 'Dumpen.'

MSN REPORTER

Allowing users to share and rate news on the site, it has a simple interface, much like the Digg of old. It also has Windows Live integration, with Alerts, add to Live.com and with a BlogIt! option sending posts straight to Windows Live Spaces.

The site has reportedly received 500,000 and 800,000 users visting the site in the 1st and 2nd months respectively. Articles have got upto 10,000 votes and 1,000 comments. The stats show that this is not a poor imitation of Digg though.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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