Yahoo has launched its 3600 which seems to be a combination of a:
Blog + a public messaging space called 'blast' + Photo Album viewer (connected to photos.yahoo.com of course!) + Networking tool like minimal hi5 or orkut and.. LAUNCHcast.
I have to tell you I haven't used 3600 myself (more due to the pains of shifting from blogger.com and stuff ..). But it sure seems more hi-tech and could be a super tool. It also seems easy to use. So at-last its a revenge of the titans - Yahoo's answer to Google's www.blogger.com!