Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Microsoft plunges into Lifestreaming with Windows Live

As promised last week, Microsoft's Windows Live team this morning rolled out the ability to import more (a lot more) updates, favorites, posts and comments from a host of new services to Windows Live.

Windows Live had already supported importing from Twitter, as well as a few other popular services including Yahoo's Flickr.,

The new roll-out takes aim at services like Friendfeed (and more recently MyBlogLog and Facebook) by turning your 'shares' into a virtual 'lifestream' of your comments and posts to a large variety of web platforms.

From Rob Dolin on the Windows Live Blog:
  • "If you use a social networking service worldwide, you can add your updates from:
    Facebook, Twitter, Arto, Daum, Fotolog, Hevre, wow.ya.ru, Zoo, and more
  • If you share photos online you can now add updates to Windows Live from:
    Facebook, Flickr, Photobucket, SmugMug, Metroflog, Bilddagboken, and more
  • If you have a blog, you can add it to Windows Live from:
    Wordpress, LiveJournal, Typepad, Overblog, and a custom blog activity, which works with Blogger and others.
  • If you use any of these sites for information, music, video, or radio service, you can add them to Windows Live:
    MSN, iLike, Pandora, Last.fm, Dada, and Dailymotion, and more
  • And if you use a variety of different review sites, you can add them to Windows Live from:
    Digg, Flixster, StumbleUpon, Tripit, and Yelp, and more"

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The new Windows Live also now allows contact imports from Facebook, Hi5, LinkedIn, MySpace and Tagged.

More information is being updated to the Windows Live blog here.

Updated April 28, 2009 9 AM ET
Update 2: Links fixed.