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Millions Using Xbox Live's Social Media Features

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A week ago Microsoft launched new social media features that allowed users to access Facebook, Twitter and LastFM via Xbox Live. Just seven days later, Microsoft says millions of people are using the features.

The Facebook feature has been used the most with company spokesperson David Dennis detailing that the first-week figures show that at least 2 million Xbox Live users have logged into Facebook. CNET cites Dennis as saying 120 million minutes of music were streamed from Last.fm and half a million Last.fm accounts were created in the first 24 hours of availability. While there were no specifics for Twitter, Dennis says there have been "tweets from nearly every market where we have Xbox Live."

Have you been using Facebook, Last.fm or Twitter via XBL? Let us know in the comments below!

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    7amood , November 24, 2009 8:40 PM
    ssalimI'd rather use my xbox360 for gaming and PC for everything else.

    I'd rather not use an xbox at all and PC for everything else
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    scalpdance , November 24, 2009 7:40 PM
    Half the time I try to use the new social media on xbox live, the services are not available.
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    konenavi , November 24, 2009 7:46 PM
    Yeah, I did use Facebook, it was kind of lame. Haven't tried Twitter since I feel that is taking social networking too far. Last.fm has never been used either.
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    ssalim , November 24, 2009 7:51 PM
    I'd rather use my xbox360 for gaming and PC for everything else.
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    sinless , November 24, 2009 8:02 PM
    I stream last.fm sometimes. I'm currently trying to see if I can teach it not to suck and it's a work in progress. Haven't tried any others yet.
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    Hilarion , November 24, 2009 8:15 PM
    What is XBOX Live? Oh, oh yeah. It's that POS console by MS.... Never owned one. Never will own one. Sounds like something that POS would be good for.
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    7amood , November 24, 2009 8:40 PM
    ssalimI'd rather use my xbox360 for gaming and PC for everything else.

    I'd rather not use an xbox at all and PC for everything else
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    jenesuispasbavard , November 24, 2009 9:11 PM
    Last.FM is awesome. I just wish it was available while playing a game.
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    Manos , November 24, 2009 9:22 PM
    HilarionWhat is XBOX Live? Oh, oh yeah. It's that POS console by MS.... Never owned one. Never will own one. Sounds like something that POS would be good for.


    And i bet you sleep with a Play Station console..? You sound like you need a chillpill after you go out for a walk. Even if you are walked out like a dog will be good for you.

    7amoodI'd rather not use an xbox at all and PC for everything else



    Well its really a matter of personal prefference. I used to be only PC user. Now I cant help but in some cases prefer to play some of the games on a console instead just not all ofc. Nothing can replace a PC but a console is purely for gaming ( for me at least cause lately and specially relating to the articles topic, things have taken a turn I dont like ). its all good annd whatever pleases anyone. I just dont get the hate of console gamer against PC users lately, pisses me off. And the opposite too. Anyhow...

    Ive never used Twitter on my PC and Facebook Ive only made an account and accepted only a couple requests yet neverr really used it. So I deny to use it on a console. As of the new options, having more options from your services is always good. The fact that Sony is also copying yet another move of MS says a lot and its also sad if you ask me. Persoanlly if I was using any of those services I would use Twitter on the 360 cause I might have not used it but ive seen it and it looks more convinient and immidiate to contact and check msges over a console while a break from your game etc.

    Still not for me.
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    OvrClkr , November 24, 2009 10:11 PM
    this is nonsense.... the 360 is for hardcore gaming, not for "tweeting" or any other app that is not related to gaming. @ the dude above me ^^, the PS3 automatically connects to the net once online, so SONY does not have to copy MS for anything, PS3 owners have been "tweetin" and using face- book for months now. Typical 360 Fanboy comment.....

    BTW i have both system's, they both have their pro-s and con's...
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    OvrClkr , November 24, 2009 10:13 PM
    ohh, forgot ... you can also "tweet" from your PSP as well =)
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    stm1185 , November 25, 2009 1:27 AM
    These features keep nagging at my primary issue with the 360 and Microsoft; WHY THE HELL DOES A COMPANY THAT SELLS KEYBOARDS AND MICE, DOES NOT SELL A KEYBOARD AND MOUSE FOR THEIR CONSOLE!

    Whose having fun updating their status entering text using a thumbstick?
    Who wouldnt rather play one of the many FPS games on the 360 with a mouse?
    Who that does the above 2, would not buy a Keyboard and Mouse to use?
    So who at Microsoft thinks it is a bad idea to make more money?
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    r0x0r , November 25, 2009 2:32 AM
    stm1185Whose having fun updating their status entering text using a thumbstick?


    My greatest concern is that the example you gave will only exacerbate the dumbing down of the English language.

    Just think, in ten years time "evry1 wil rite lyk dis!".
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    OvrClkr , November 25, 2009 3:02 AM
    +1 stm1185, MS would sell so many more consoles and games if they bundled up the 360 with a keyboard and mouse....
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    okibrian , November 25, 2009 3:20 AM
    No, I have not tried Facebook, Last.fm or Twitter via XBL because I hate Facebook, twitter and My Space. What a bunch of crap! Crap! Crap! Crap!
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    okibrian , November 25, 2009 3:32 AM
    Crap!
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    hillarymakesmecry , November 25, 2009 10:57 AM
    No, my xbox is on for 5 hours a day an none of it's regular users have linked their social networking to XBOX live. Last FM seems pretty pointless if you can't use it in-game.
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    Hilarion , November 25, 2009 12:30 PM
    Quote:

    What is XBOX Live? Oh, oh yeah. It's that POS console by MS.... Never owned one. Never will own one. Sounds like something that POS would be good for.



    And i bet you sleep with a Play Station console..? You sound like you need a chillpill after you go out for a walk. Even if you are walked out like a dog will be good for you.


    I have never and will never own any console as they cannot compare to what I can do on my PC so my comment is not strictly limited to Xbox but to ALL POS consoles.

    And I am guessing that personal attacks are part of the mindset of console users. My words were not about console users but about POS consoles.
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    PhoneyVirus , November 25, 2009 5:22 PM
    I'll be testing it after the (Lite Touch) hit's, I live with no borders Satellite Hacked, x360 Hacked, and Router Hacked.
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    Cosmo8U , November 25, 2009 10:54 PM
    Maybe I just don't get it but what is the purpose? Tweets? Facebook, It's all about me, me, me. Look at me! Look what I am doing! Who gives a crap! Must be a girl thing...