Lee Odden

MSN Start.com v3.0

Lee Odden     Online Marketing

MSN web blog mentioned today that version 3 of start.com was made live. Scoble mentioned something on Friday also. You’re supposed to take a quiz to see the actual interface, presumably using MSN search to find the answers. I think that’s an odd decision actually. Why create an obstacle (even though it’s minor) to viewing something you’re announcing?

This 3rd iteration is definitely an improvement. What’s kind of cool is that when you click on any link, a window hovers over the “dashboard” so you can still see what’s behind. I am guessing it’s Ajax that’s enabling that feature – cool. It’s still not Bloglines by any means, but it’s great to see MSN making progress.

I’d feel a little guilty just giving the url away, so to make it a little challenging, the answers to the quiz are in the following sentence:

Last March my friend friend from Florida, who is a Weezer fanatic, and I visited Yerevan where we found a vintage buddha statue, but the conversion rate was 3.064 – crazy, so we decided not to buy it.

Or if you’re not into quizzes, you can email me if you want the url: toprank at gmail dot com

OK, fine. If you’re really lazy you could just follow this link.

Tags: start.com, MSN, MSN RSS reader

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Lee Odden About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on B2B marketing topics including content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely running, traveling or cooking up something new.