Vox: Six Apart's new blogging platform/social network
Ouriel Ohayon over at TechCrunch has the scoop on Vox (formerly known as Comet), a new hosted blogging platform from Six Apart, makers of Movable Type, TypePad, and LiveJournal, which will be launching tomorrow. Ohayon describes Vox as "a blogging platform for newbies (albeit with rich and deep functionality) and half social network" which features WYSIWYG editing, easy image, audio, and video uploading. Although the company already owns one of the largest and oldest social networks, LiveJournal, Vox seems to be Six Apart's round two bid against MySpace and other upstarts like TagWorld and AIM Pages. It will be a free, ad-supported service and blogs will prominently display a "Neighborhood," i.e. friends list plus other familiar features like Flickr and YouTube integration. For more screenshots of Vox, take a look at Ohayon's Flickr page.