What is Your Home Page?

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When you open up your Web browser, what is your home page set as? I know that many of you will answer Google or Yahoo. Some of you may be using a site like Facebook or MySpace as your main page. Mine is often just blank (on purpose), but when I do use one, it’s the Mac page on Alltop. This is a Website that launched a few months ago, and is largely funded by our friend Guy Kawasaki.

The idea behind Alltop is to really aggregate top resources and collections of information into a consice format, and target it to a specific audience. My homepage is set to the Mac section, as I mentioned. Just guess what’s on there? There’s links to Mac news, Mac Websites, and even Mac programs. It’s a great way to get the latest news from several places at once. If you hover your mouse over one of the story links, you’ll get a small preview box with the beginning of the article in it.

When Guy first started talking about this, there were some naysayers. They didn’t see the point of it. However, I think it’s great. I like it so much, it’s my home page. What else is there to say? I haven’t had any issues or problems with it whatsoever. They’ve done an excellent job with it so far. They’re constantly launching new ‘divisions’ of the site, such as the Mac page I use.

We help you explore your passions by collecting stories about “all the topics” on the web. We’ve grouped these collections — “aggregations” — into individual Alltop sites based on topics such as environment, photography, science, Muslim, celebrity gossip, military, fashion, gaming, sports, politics, automobiles, and Macintosh. At each Alltop site, we display the headlines of the latest stories from dozens of sites and blogs.

You can think of an Alltop site as a “digital magazine rack” of the Internet. To be clear, Alltop sites are starting points—they are not destinations per se. The bottom line is that we are trying to enhance your online reading by both displaying stories from the sites that you’re already visiting and helping you discover sites that you didn’t know existed. In other words, our goal is the “cessation of Internet stagnation” by providing “aggregation without aggravation.”

So what’s your home page? Why did you choose that one?


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31 thoughts on “What is Your Home Page?”

  1. I have my own blog as homepage to check the recent comments.. but that’s in firefox.

    In safari, i have digg as my homepage to read the best stories which are on the top.

  2. I do something similar, but since I’m a movie fan, I set http://cinerati.com as my home page. It’s also an aggregator, but uses a “river of news” layout and includes image thumbnails to go along with the stories.

  3. I use speed dial addon for firefox, where I can have multiple websites configured.Very good on netbooks & umpc’s & touch screen devices

  4. I use Excite believe it or not. I like the three column layout it offers which most other home pages don’t offer. I seem to be able to customize it more than any thing else I’ve ever tried as well. Prodigy turned me on to it back in the day as Bulletin Boards and on line services were dying. Then when excite revamped I stuck with them.

    As I said they have the best layout. Visuals aren’t the only thing, THEY ARE EVERYTHING!!

  5. I use Google, but i’m finding it more appealing to search on other search engines, even news sites like CNN. Google seems to be the logical home page though as it’s the home base of the internet, and when you open the browser it’s nice to feel the comfort of a place where you can connect to just about anything in the world.

  6. Mine is, as usual, google.com… But it is a step up from comcast.net [my ISP]. I’m thinking about putting it as my admin site for my website however… I do love that Mac site you pointed to Chris, great source for mac info!

  7. Wow, Alltop doesn’t joke around with content! I didn’t expect to see that much pull up and in such an organized format.

    Personally, I use Google. However, I really should just start using a blank page since I have the Google search option in my brower’s toolbar. For some reason that never crossed my mind before.

  8. not a bad site mine is (in IE rarely use) cox.net, (FF use mostly) google.com, (Safari rarely use) my schools web site, (Opra rarely use) yahoo.com. the only thing i dont like about the alltop site is the bar thats near then bottom of the screen i dont like fixed things on websites they drive me nuts,

  9. iGoogle

    It’s nice once you’ve got it personalised to display news relevant to you as well as your most frequently used bookmarks and other ‘gadgets’, like the to do list.

  10. unfortuantly, with opera as my web browser i dont really have a homepage per say. but what opera does have is called speed dial. so you can access all your most used websites with the click of your mouse button. mine are usually google.com, weather.com -cause i like to check out that days weather, and yahoo.movies.com -cause it seems im always going to the movies these days. but of course my speed dial page wouldnt be complete without chris.prillio.com 🙂

  11. My homepage is igoogle, but I have my browser set to open up the last session, so I don’t really use it that much ( cause I’ve got the google search bar in the corner)

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