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10:17 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Say Hello to MyWay.Com [myway.com]

MyWay.Com is part of the Excite Network and touts

"one the Internet's most protective privacy policies and -- most importantly -- does not contain a single banner or pop-up advertisement throughout the entire site."

The search and directory portion of the site features Google content. Pdf and other alternative formats are available in html but listed as cached which is different than what's found on Google.Com. Image search is also available.

Other portal features include free e-mail (5mb inbox), page personalization, toolbar, and more.

They also promote the site as "fast loading". Each page features a box with an approximage page load time.

Read the full news release [library.northernlight.com] and privacy policy [info.myway.com].
Also a list of what "My Way" [info.myway.com] Doesn't Offer. (:

[edited by: rubble88 at 11:03 pm (utc) on Oct. 28, 2002]

10:27 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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nice find ruble88,
Anyone clicked the advertise on myway link yet. :)
10:32 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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"No cappuccino bar."

And that's a good thing?

So, can anyone tell me what the point is of starting up a new portal using Google content?

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10:33 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Signed up for the e-mail right away! I love having my nickname locked up across all these portals!

Good looking site (portal) and FAST.

Uses the ODP as the directory...(In the form of the Google Directory.)

Based on my first impression, it is a decent portal and could give Yah00 a run for the money...

10:34 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Maybe there are no banners but that Google logo is pretty big and ugly.

Profitable from day 1? I could be too if I was just a Google affiliate.

10:39 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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So, can anyone tell me what the point is of starting up a new portal using Google content?

I dunno? Because they got tired of waiting for the Google update? :>)

But seriously: Yahoo was a decent portal, but the fact is that many are still on a dialup account. Yahoo takes forever to load...

Secondly, it looks like a fast site.

Other than that, not much new....just faster and cleaner looking.

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I think it's pretty cool...And I got an email account with the name I wanted! Instead of JoeSchmo569432234234234@yahoo, I can just be joeschmo! :)
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So, can anyone tell me what the point is of starting up a new portal using Google content?

Don't realy see any point, why bother using this portal, if you can use Google itself?

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The idea isn't exactly new. Here is one of the oldest SEs with it's current policy from earlier this year:

[webcrawler.com ]

10:55 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Adwords instead of OVerTure?

No mixing of Yah00 directory results?

Did I mention it's FAST?

(Disclaimer-I'm not a MyWay employee, but I do have a new email account there...)

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Somebody needs to tell them that their site isn't Opera friendly. Adwords are displaying raw code.
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> Anyone clicked the advertise on myway link yet.

:)

Nice portal. I like their attitude!

11:04 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Adwords instead of OVerTure?
No mixing of Yah00 directory results?

Somebody needs to tell them that their site isn't Opera friendly. Adwords are displaying raw code.

I like them even better now though Speedbar still doesn't work with opera or current nn.

11:11 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I love portals, and this is next best thing to Google having one. This one's nice and quick to navigate, with everything right there at your fingertips.
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Almost makes me want to cry, imho it doesn't get any worse.
11:24 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Whoa 200 html errors. These are not "webmaster prerogative " errors, these are some majors. hmm site by microsoft?
11:25 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Please expound, NFFC...
11:32 pm on Oct 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I like their site, even snagged a few emails I could never get through anyone elses. In the e-mail settings theres something called colors/themese and thye got quite the assortment of them. granted some are just bad but some are kinda neat :P
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Hmmm. I'm not easily offended by a site's appearance, but...
Anyway, why should I use that site?
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Hmm, hope it gets used :)
I just had to register 'i sang it' (at) my way LOL
Rather a lot of 'sponsoreds' at my keywords :(
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"No 24 year old ceo's."

ceo=seo? am i beiing insulted? i'm 21.

--->cool: nice bue pr colors

[edited by: ikbenhet1 at 1:11 am (utc) on Oct. 29, 2002]

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Yes! No Sextracker for adult searches either.
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loads fast and looks nice to me (has a sort of Yahoo feel, but cleaner).

Might be worth switching my homepage for. I like that all the good email addresses are still there :)

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> These are not "webmaster perogative" errors, these are some majors.

Brett, I'll have to agree with you that the html is an absolute mess! I'm sure someone from myway is following this thread and we'll have a new user posting that they are now validated. ;)

Still pretty quick and I'm for anything that is without in your face, all the time, advertisements.

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Hmmm. I'm not easily offended by a site's appearance, but...
Anyway, why should I use that site? -Heini

Somebody needs to tell them that their site isn't Opera friendly. Adwords are displaying raw code.-WebGuerrilla

Almost makes me want to cry, imho it doesn't get any worse.-NFFC

Whoa 200 html errors. These are not "webmaster perogative" errors, these are some majors. hmm site by microsoft? -Brett_Tabke

Well I guess we know how the powers that be feel. Marcia, i'm glad you liked it, i did too. Its my new homepage and I didn't even notice the 200 html errors.;)
Now the one basket can hold some more of my eggs.

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I don't see anything special here. I could build portals that use someone else's technology all day long...

It's funny how this site looks just like Yahoo's homepage. I mean jeez!...i felt like I was at Yahoo for a minute when the page loaded.

I don't know about the rest of you but I sincerely don't want ANY more websites with or using anything from Google. They already have most of us by the throat, pulling their strings of God-like proportions over the rest of our "skinny businesses."

What does this mean exactly:
"My Way makes money through clearly identified sponsored listings and text links. We also keep our expenses low by partnering with the best and most trusted providers in the business instead of doing everything ourselves.

Does it work? Yes. In fact, we will be profitable in our first month of operation."

This website makes me laugh. If the rest of you haven't caught on.....please.....hahaha...ok...hahaha, excuse me. :\

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the only thing I wanted out of this website was the email:
iDidit@myway...... figures it was taken :( Wahhhh WAAAHhhhh

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All the good ones available? Did you try "webmaster@myway.com"? :)
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And since they don't advertise...who would have thought to sign up as "advertise"? :>)
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OK, personally I love it and have set this to my new home page and sent out emails to contacts about it. I rarely get this way about something new. The last time I saw something I liked this much was back in November of 1998 when I received the email announcing the Google funding by Kleiner Perkins and Sequoia - I checked it out then as a beta and have not used anything else for serious inquiries since. Now I get the best of both worlds - Google and a great clean home page, news with GREAT graphics (have you pulled up an article yet and enlarged the images?) I never liked Yahoo that much so this is great news.
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