MySpace, Hulu and others roll out in Windows Live this week

Late last year, Microsoft announced a rather large list of partnerships with some of the web's biggest social networks allowing Windows Live customers to share what they were doing with their network. Microsoft likes to call these "web activities". Earlier this spring one of the most popular social network sites joined the list of partners Microsoft had that powers web activities, was Facebook.

Today they once again have announced 23 new partnerships, for a total of 54 activities to choose from (A full list of web activities available on Windows Live can be found here). The new web activities that are going live today include:

Tistory, Libero, Limao, 11870.com, Goodreads, Judy's Book, Tabelog, BuddyTV, Hulu, Nico Nico Douga, Qik, DKBN.dk, Mail.ru, MySpace, OleOle, Playahead, NewsVine, SayClubMe, Skyrock, Slideshare, Viadeo, Blingee, and. Photozou.

What is a web activity? Let's say you're a big fan of Digg.com, and you wanted your network to know everything you have dugg. Adding the Digg Web Activity to your Windows Live profile will allow everyone who has you in their network to see everything you have recently dugg via the "What's New" feed on their Windows Live Homepage.

Also announced today is the ability to add contacts from AOL, Google, Hyves, and Tagged to your Windows Live Contacts. Managing your contact lists via Windows Live Contacts helps keep everyone you know in one unified place. Other contact list partners include Facebook, Hi5, LinkedIn, and Myspace.

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Maybe it's just me but all this seems like information overload. I'm 25 so I'm right in the target demographic for this junk and I just can't be bothered to keep up with it all. I work in IT and still I just am awed by how much interconnectedness is offered on the net now. I think it's great to promote unity in products but man I log into live.com now and I can't even make out what half the crap it offers me is. I don't use facebook, myspace, digg, twitter, any of that, do I really NEED to? Or are they like the 22nd century version of the TV clicker, perpetually changing channels with barely a glance at the content of each selection?

Ani, I hear you. I think the problem is we're too old (I'm 27).
I don't really need to be connected to every detail of every friend every minute of the day. But kids these days have this overwhelming need to be.

Yay MS will take over and make these even worse as usual, E.G. Yahoo and Virtual Machine. They have to much on the go and lots of the live stuff is duplicated, why not sort that out first before stuff like that!

How could Microsoft possibly make Yahoo! worse? Besides that, Microsoft's Virtual Machine is quite good considering it's freeware.

Rodrigo said,
Hulu? Why them? Last time I checked they were US only.

Not if you use a proxy, heheheheee.
Prefer torrenting though.

Shiranui said,
Not if you use a proxy, heheheheee.
Prefer torrenting though.

I understand the solution but I shouldn't need to use third-party software to view videos.

Can you talk to contacts from AOL, Google, and whatever else? Or just store their information (don't care much about that)

Deathray said,
Can you talk to contacts from AOL, Google, and whatever else? Or just store their information (don't care much about that)


Sure, via e-mail :).