The riots in Paris have becomes such a popular topic for bloggers that even the BBC have noticed, even going as far to produce a TV news package (H.264 video, AAC audio, in MP4 container) about blogging.
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Microsoft does blogging Standard features, standard ugly MS design. Will "integrate" with MSN Messenger.