There are estimated to be 112.8 million internet blogs on the Internet and by the time you’ve read this you can expect that number to have risen again. Live Spaces Vision is a near real-time map display of Windows Live Spaces as they update. Fly around using Virtual Earth technology and see who has updated their page. [FAQ]
Live Spaces Vision is a stream of global updates to the Windows Live Space network of local market sites in near real-time. Live Spaces Vision joins FlickrVision, TwitterVision, and WikipediaVision in the vision map genre. This was achieved by using the publicly available Changes Feed and Virtual Earth SDK.
Evangelised by Rick Stock and Jason Christie in London, UK. Developed by Cyokin Zhang and Jamie He in Shanghai, CN.
You can watch in 2D or 3D, the first time you start 3D mode you will be asked to install Virtual Earth 3D. To tilt and rotate the map, hold the ‘CTRL’ key on the keyboard whilst pressing your left mouse button. Scroll the mouse to rotate the globe on its axis.
To go to the Live Space Profile, click on the thumbnail in the recently viewed window (I’ll call it the Collection Bar). This bar is shown below the map, scroll down a bit if you don’t see it.
How to use Live Spaces Vision? To tilt and rotate the map, hold the ‘CTRL’ key on the keyboard whilst pressing your left mouse button. Scroll the mouse to rotate the globe on its axis.
Note: Upon initiating the 3D view for the first time you will be presented with a Virtual Earth installer. Click ‘Next’ to proceed and finish installing the necessary components.