Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 220.127.116.11
On this one self-designed page, you can select and organize the content you choose:
latest Gmail messages headlines from Google News and other top news sources weather forecasts, stock quotes and movie showtimes bookmarks for quick access to your favorite sites from any computer your own section with content you find from across the web
The personalized home page has a new link in the upper left corner "Add content" that expands a list of dozens of feeds to add.
The only thing that might have an effect is the personal surf habits collection. I don't like it one bit, and for my key info I still surf in stealth and would never assign to a personal portal page.
Google got big by concentrating on search and refusing to become a portal, or anything other than a search engine
Google got big by building the best search engine, plain and simple. They can get bigger by building the best portal, best advertising platform, best X, and best Y.
Their personalized homepage is certainly not the best at this point, but they are moving in right direction IMHO.
Also added Weather for where i live, but the info is temporarily unavailable. Just like Google Earth, we'll have to wait this side of the world :-)
What makes this portal unique is that it is not flooded by flashing ads, or a row of 10 tabs across the top. Or anything else I don't want.
Anyway go check out MSN portal pages, I don't know where the ads stop and the stuff I want begins, not to mention, all the tabs.
2 Complaints with the new Google pp.
1) As a Canadian is if you have the weather service set to your Canadian city as I do, it will show you the celcius value for today but the 4 day forcast only shows farenheit, even though the city I selected is in Canada and it has knowlege of that. Can't get it all right out of the gate.
2) It won't accept some rss feeds, my assumtion is the format is wrong or it is to many values or something, I wish it would detail why it doesn't like it. Anyway I tried to get my HALO 2 Xbox live stats from the bungie.net rss feed and it won't do anything. Nothing happens when I click the add button. It doesn't even look like the clicking of the button worked.