Microsoft’s homegrown video-sharing effort, Soapbox, came out of private beta and into public beta yesterday, meaning everyone can go use it. Soapbox is not terribly distinctive, but it helps round out MSN’s set of blogging and other personal expression tools. We had reviewed the private beta version in December.
One thing Soapbox does particularly well is let you search, view comments, and add tags without interrupting the video that’s playing. However, many features seem to get a little freaked out when you’re not logged in.
Here’s an example video: