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Friday, May 20, 2005

 
Another new venture from Google, which allows you to personalise your start page at the engine. If you already have an account with Google (such as a Gmail account) you can sign in and add a little more functionality to their home page. You can add a preview for your Gmail account, (which is a little flakey if you have more than one account; it can show the wrong one), news from the NY Times, BBC etc, weather report (if you're in the US), quote/word of the day and several others. It's a nice first step, but in practical terms, as a searcher, it's still pretty limited. I'd like to see much more, such as the ability to add your own links to favourite sites, much more customisation of news, the ability to drag in other RSS feeds, a UK version, maybe the option to see if any pages you watch have recently been updated and so on. Hopefully all of these things will arrive in due course.
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