I had some time to play around with MSN Spaces (Microsoft’s online consumer blogging tool) and I have to say, it’s pretty impressive considering how simple it’s intended to be. Obviously, they aren’t expecting to convert over people using tools like Moveable Type or Radio blogging tools. It’d definitely not going to get anyone away from the many online content management systems out there like PHPnuke, Mambo, or Drupal. I see Spaces as being an alternative for the people using things like LiveJournal or Blogger, and it’s a much better alternative if you ask me. I literally had my Spaces site up within seconds. If you’re using one of the cheap online based blogging tools, Spaces is definitely worth a look and it’s completely free (for now).