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Google "Fusion" Personalized Home Page Expanded

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3:14 am on Jul 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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From the new FAQ ( [google.com...] )

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.

    10:18 am on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    I like it. Already have 16 rss feeds and transferred my most visited bookmarks. How long till we get msn.ig ;)
    10:25 am on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    Just added webmasterworld's RSS feed :)
    11:52 am on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    Will this "help" get you in Google

    Just like pinging My Yahoo and adding your feed?

    12:05 pm on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    Google got big by concentrating on search and refusing to become a portal, or anything other than a search engine.

    Now it is losing that focus. There may be trouble ahead...

    12:37 pm on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    michael heraghty it's a new day in a new world. The day of personal feed pages is here. I've been using Yahoo's for a heck of a long time with a signifigant savings in browsing time.

    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.

    1:00 pm on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    heraghty, I differ.

    Google got big by focusing on user needs and good engineering. Their initial product Search was (and is) a combination of those two factors. They are now applying that to other products.

    1:56 pm on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    Is there an Add to My Google Button yet?
    2:36 pm on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    On left sidebar under the "Fun" menu you can add "Ask Yahoo!" :) Interesting...
    2:42 pm on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    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.

    7:26 pm on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    Excellent addition to the Google lineup. This outstripes excite and yahoo portals by a mile imho!
    7:29 pm on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    neat. Finally i can add WebmasterWorld feed to it ;)
    9:04 pm on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    I can't imagine anything I'd rather give Google than a list of my bookmarks. Combine that with what they learn about me through Gmail and they'll soon know me better than my mother. Google is making me kind of nervous lately.
    9:19 pm on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    Jesus, for all your conspiracy theorists out there - if you don't like the features being brought out - don't use them!

    Wow, that was easy wasn't it.

    11:53 pm on July 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    ideas on adding television schedule, anyone?
    1:17 am on July 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    Now it is losing that focus. There may be trouble ahead...

    Lots of trouble if your name is Yahoo or MSN, probably hiding under their desks quivering.

    4:02 am on July 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    anyone know where I can find a search engine to look for stuff without them looking for me at the same time?
    4:21 am on July 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    No matter what all these search engines do, Goooooogle does it best. I want to search for stuff without a freakin ad in the way. I'm not sure what engine has the best search quality for sure? But I always find myself going to Gooooogle to search cause I don't have to deal with movie ads and every other media ad promotion in the way. Goooogle may add many features similar to the rest but their home page is search only. Gooooogle fusion could be good or not but they give us the choice. The other 2 don't. They make me think about other options no matter what, cause it's in my face.
    11:32 am on July 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    Added webmasterworld's RSS feed to Google Personalized Home Page, but it hasn't been updated since yesterday. Are these hardcoded links / anyone know how often these are updated?

    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 :-)

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    I like it. Already have 16 rss feeds and transferred my most visited bookmarks. How long till we get msn.ig ;)

    It has been around for a while...

    [start.com...]

    2:11 pm on July 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    Cool,

    Just like yahoo and msn.
    i wonder if there is add to google or google bookmarks button too?

    Regards,
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    3:49 pm on July 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    RE:Cool, Just like yahoo and msn. (Thanks god it isn't)

    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.

    The HTML is simple and the javascript isn't, but it works. Once the page loads it is all client side from there which makes it nice and fast, which was what I loved about Google to begin with. It was an image, a few links, a textbox and 2 submit buttons. Simple simple simple and it loaded fast. The portal is the same, simple simple simple. (Unless you are trying to unravel the javascript, they did everything they could to make it really tough to read)

    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.

    1:41 pm on July 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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    On left sidebar under the "Fun" menu you can add "Ask Yahoo!" :) Interesting...

    And yet nothing for Google Answers. One hardly knows what to say, save perhaps for inferring that Google thinks Yahoo has the superior answers product.