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Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) says it is making some “tweaks” to its overhaul of the MSN home page before it rolls it out more broadly. In its

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Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) says it is making some “tweaks” to its overhaul of the MSN home page before it rolls it out more broadly. In its initial announcement three months ago, Microsoft carefully never said exactly when the full launch was coming, only that it would take place “early next year.” Executives, however, told some reporters that the full roll-out would come in January — something that is no longer expected to happen. The new version of the site is currently being used by 10 percent of MSN users.

A spokeswoman says that new home page users “are consuming dramatically more local information and having greater interaction with social media.” (No surprise there, since a big part of the redesign was an emphasis on local content, and users can also now update their status on Facebook, Windows Live, and Twitter directly from MSN.com).

However, the spokeswoman adds that as “with any major redesign, there is a learning curve for customers

  1. the site sucks now and will forever suck

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  2. The new MSN home page sucks… I will use some other as home page now.

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  3. Change is ok. Keep up with the latest trends in technology is ok, too.

    But the colors and layout SUCK. White?!?!? What are they trying to do, make themselves into a Google clone?!?!? NEWSFLASH: White only works for Google because their page has so few elements on it. The new MSN homepage looks CLUTTERED now.

    The new look is hard on the eyes, and makes the page look and feel like a hospital room… or a prison cell, take your pick. Not inviting at all. The old design kicks this design’s butt in terms of warmth.

    My suggestion: hire a designer who isn’t afraid of color.

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  4. The new page is so bad. I just saw it for the first time today. Why did they do this to me?
    I hate, hate, hate it.
    Goodbye MSN. Now what am I going to use as my homepage. Any suggestions? Why cant you choose to keep the old version. WOW!

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  5. One day the new MSN home page came up on my computer and I can’t get rid of it. I totally dislike it. I went to a new homepage.

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  6. I saw the preview today. Much too complicated for someone like me who just wants to check their email. If we want social networking, there’s already MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Xanga, and about a half-dozen others.

    Hey, here’s a thought… Facebook has been loudly crying the blues about low profits. Why doesn’t MSN just acquire Facebook if they want to add social networking to their repertoire? Couldn’t you just see the little MSN butterfly logo perched above the Facebook one? Awww…. ain’t it cuuuuute?

    Of course, you think Facebook re-designs piss you off now, just imagine MSN’s team of idiots “improving” the layout. There’s one thought I don’t even want to entertain….

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  7. So, what if you don’t want Windows Live – Messenger etc. and all the interconnectedness with all the rest of the social links or the local aspects, can you flat out choose or do they just ram it thru like they have? Whats wrong with anonymity, I don’t need the world to know me! I like that my location is not fully disclosed now, web links show me miles from where I really am. Why does MSN need to follow the rest instead of just chart their own course? They wanna be like the Facebooks and Googles but they can’t touch either one. Bing is ok but Google is far far ahead of them in search. I’m gonna bail to Firefox or Google once the push comes!

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  8. THE NEW MSN SUCKS, AFTER 10 YEARS I CANT BELIEVE I HAVE TO LOOK FOR A NEW HOMEPAGE.
    WHY CANT THERE BE AN OPTION TO KEEP THE OLD ONE.

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  9. I’m with you, YUVAL.

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  10. davidslink2you Saturday, March 13, 2010

    Hate the new homepage. Guess I will have to find a different one. Goodbye MSN.

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