Microsoft has been interviewed by Wired on Wallop with the revelation that it is a cross between blogging and social-networking (ala Friendster) and will utilise Instant Messenger for posting pictures and articles. No screen shots yet but we are still backing the 2nd Qtr 2004.
Will Microsoft Wallop Friendster? | Wired.com
“In fact, Wallop is Microsoft’s venture into the red-hot social-networking arena, using the common Microsoft tack of piecing together existing technologies and packaging them for the novice user. Those technologies include Friendster-style social-networking capabilities, super-simplistic blogging tools, moblogging, wikis and RSS feeds, all based on Microsoft’s Instant Messenger functionality.”