The Seattle Times: Microsoft: Making online connections the Microsoft way: "Now Spaces users have more than 15 million Spaces blogs, and some 500,000 are updated every day, according to MSN. Users would be able to pull some parts of their Virtual Earth postings into their Spaces blog.
Spaces still has a way to go before it overtakes Google's Blogger as the top blogging service. It ranked fifth in June, with nearly 4 million unique visitors, according to comScore Media Metrix. Blogger had nearly 12 million unique visitors.
MSN is planning to boost Spaces' popularity by launching social-networking features this fall. The service could compete with more established services, such as MySpace, Friendster and Orkut."