Six Apart Launches Vox

Six Apart, the company that owns LiveJournal, Typepad and Moveable Type announced last night the official launch of its newest social networking site, Vox. Vox has been in a beta test phase for quite awhile now, and many Neowin members flocked to the forums when people started with the invite system (including me) to see what Vox was like. Well the beta test is over, and the site is open to anyone and everyone now.

Some neat features of Vox include fairly deep privacy controls, which are very important to Six Apart. Another great feature is the extensive WYSIWYG posting page, which is quite nicely done. A "tag cloud" for blogging, templates including over 165 choices, mobile browsing, easy site integration with YouTube and Flickr and a host of other popular video and photo sharing sites, and many other smaller things that make Vox stand out a bit from the crowded social networking scene.

Six Apart waited until user demand was there to launch Vox, and here we are. Vox does have ads, but they are fairly small and well integrated into the pages. Overall Vox is a pretty impressive social networking site with some nice features and a very well designed system. But does it stand out from the rest of the social networking crowd?

Only time will tell.

View: Techcrunch Vox Launch Coverage
View: Team Vox Launch Blog
Link: Join Vox!

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