Messaging & Online Collaboration: Microsoft MSN Homepage Redesigned for Easy Facebook, Twitter Access

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-03-10
 
 
 

Microsoft MSN Homepage Redesigned for Easy Facebook, Twitter Access

by Nicholas Kolakowski

Microsoft MSN Homepage Redesigned for Easy Facebook, Twitter Access

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The newly redesigned MSN homepage includes more white space and a rearrangement of many visual elements, for a "cleaner" feel.

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The new MSN page leverages Bing and its partnership with Twitter to aggregate Tweets related to your location.

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A comparison of the old (left) and new (right) MSN pages, with the latter eliminating many of the older versions boxes and tabs.

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The new MSN page also aggregates postings from local blogs, with tabs that allow you to Browse by Blog and View Blogs on a map.

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As part of the redesign, MSN heavily integrates social networking, allowing users to check their Windows Live network from the homepage.

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MSN also integrates feeds from your Twitter contacts as part of its social networking initiative.

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MSN will post updates from your Facebook friends.

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Hotmail can be accessed from the homepage, with previews.

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A TrendWatch feature on the homepage lists the most popular topics on Twitter.

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The homepage also lists the days most popular MSN searches.

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