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    Home Page - what do you use?

    I was wondering what different options there are for internet "Home Pages." I use Verizon simply because it's easy since I have Verizon DSL.

    However, I like seeing the headlines when I log on. Verizon's headlines are often days behind, and sometimes not available to read when you click in. Today's headlines are actually about a week old. Sometimes they go back to a headline that was new over a month ago - and it stays there all day.

    I used to have aol dial up, but was glad to get rid of it. Some of their "stuff" still comes up; i.e. when IE opens, it says "Internet Explorer by aol" which I have never been able to get rid of. AOL used to send me all kinds of notifcations for months after I left. I don't want to take the chance of going back there.

    What I liked about the aol home page was that you create your own - with many options. Any other home pages give you this option?

    One of my friends uses google, but there isn't anything too interesting there.

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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    I just go to the New York Times.
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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&tab=wn&q=

    You can't beat Google's simplicity.
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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    i ues my yahoo, cause it had my email, and you can customize the amount of news stories, and what they are about.
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    My Yahoooooooooo...

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    I was wondering what different options there are for internet "Home Pages."
    Yeah, been a My Yahoo guy for many years. Still thinks it makes the best home page. At a glance you see all the news wire headlines, sports scores (including favorite team results). I also include modules for fashion, entertainment and tech news, select city weather (so I can empathise with my friends suffering around the country right now), and local movie times.

    Plus there's quick access to my web-based email as well as easy to organize folders of bookmarks to all kinds of web sites I frequent, including this one!
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    Re: My Yahoooooooooo...

    Thanks Steve, Manacsa and Seb,

    I think I'll give Yahoo a try......first....it sounds like it has more types of options I'm looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asylum Steve
    Yeah, been a My Yahoo guy for many years. Still thinks it makes the best home page. At a glance you see all the news wire headlines, sports scores (including favorite team results). I also include modules for fashion, entertainment and tech news, select city weather (so I can empathise with my friends suffering around the country right now), and local movie times.

    Plus there's quick access to my web-based email as well as easy to organize folders of bookmarks to all kinds of web sites I frequent, including this one!

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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    Nikon USA's lens lineup page....
    http://nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=5
    killing my wallet one purchase at a time.

    Alternated with the LCARS standards development board..yeah i'm a trekkie.

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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by deckcadet
    Nikon USA's lens lineup page....
    http://nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=5
    killing my wallet one purchase at a time.

    Alternated with the LCARS standards development board..yeah i'm a trekkie.

    http://www.lcarsdeveloper.com/

    click the red alert button with your sound on.
    Now these are unique home pages.....I like that..except I'd miss the news. Orrrrr...maybe I wouldn't :idea:

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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    Liz,

    I use Google. I has nearly unlimited ways to customize your home page. I have news (updates constantly through the day), Pac Man, quote of the day, recipes from Epicurious.com, weather, horoscope, word of the day, comics, jokes, and I don't even know what else... it's worth a look, imo, if Yahoo doesn't work for you!

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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    Rick,

    I'll check that out. A friend of mine uses google. I must have missed something, because when I used her computer and linked onto the home page, all I got was the google search.

    Thanks! I have have gmail (google email) which I love. Lara actually gave me the invitation - and anything Lara recommends has to be good!

    Thanks Rick.....sounds like this might be the final decision.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    Liz,

    I use Google. I has nearly unlimited ways to customize your home page. I have news (updates constantly through the day), Pac Man, quote of the day, recipes from Epicurious.com, weather, horoscope, word of the day, comics, jokes, and I don't even know what else... it's worth a look, imo, if Yahoo doesn't work for you!

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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    Hi Liz

    You're too kind!

    I use Google personalized home page. I like the option to move the content around simply by the drag and drop method. Yahoo's home page is good as well, but now that I've gotten used to Googles page, that's my pick. Oh, and AOL has a home page that you can check out.

    My suggestion, give them all a try and see what's most comfortable and useful to you.
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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    Thanks Lara,

    I'm going to try Google first - and just stay there if I like it to simplify things and save time. I wouldn't use aol because I still have "stuff" that a professional couldn't get out of my pc when I left their dial-up. At any rate, I like the idea of drag and drop too. I like things simple, and this sounds good.

    BTW, have a great weekend. Hope you're doing well.

    Liz

    Quote Originally Posted by Lara
    Hi Liz

    You're too kind!

    I use Google personalized home page. I like the option to move the content around simply by the drag and drop method. Yahoo's home page is good as well, but now that I've gotten used to Googles page, that's my pick. Oh, and AOL has a home page that you can check out.

    My suggestion, give them all a try and see what's most comfortable and useful to you.

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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lara
    I like the option to move the content around simply by the drag and drop method.
    Wow, I didn't even know you could do that Thanks Lara!

    Nice to see you here!
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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    Thanks Rick

    Have fun rearranging your Google page!
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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    about:blank

    I have a minimlist approach
    I run the BBC live news agent so as it happens, it pops up...
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    Good Question!

    I have three Home pages. Two on my laptop and one at the office. The office Home page is, of course, PhotographyREVIEW.com's Home page. And on Firefox, on my laptop, the actual Home page is My Yahoo. I have it customized with links to a bunch of sites I use regularly and RSS feeds for all kinds of camera technology news. I have PhotographyREVIEW.com RSS feeds for the Latest Reviews and News, too. How many of you know that we have RSS feeds?

    I also have Google Home page that I use on my laptop. I usually have one Firefox tab with My Yahoo and one with the Google Home page. I use the e-mail accounts for different things and I have different content on the Google page. The most important thing on my Google page, besides my Gmail account, is weather for San Jose; Salt Lake City; Reno, Saint George, UT; Truckee, CA; Fruita, CO; Vancouver, BC; Santa Barbara; Moab; and Cedar City, UT. And I might add some more today! Gotta keep track of what's happening in all my favorite places
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    Re: Good Question!

    That reminds me, I saw the coolest bumper sticker in Telluride last month:

    London. New York. Paris. Moab.

    I wanted to take a picture of it but the car was gone by the time I got back to it.

    And no, I didn't know we had RSS feeds!
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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lara
    Have fun rearranging your Google page!
    You better believe I did! Woo-hoo!
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    Re: Good Question!

    Quote Originally Posted by walterick
    That reminds me, I saw the coolest bumper sticker in Telluride last month:

    London. New York. Paris. Moab.

    I wanted to take a picture of it but the car was gone by the time I got back to it.
    If you spend a lot of time with mountain bikers, that one pops up pretty often. Another good one is the oval FU sticker, from Fruita, Colorado. The FU is for Fruita, USA. Got one on my bike rack
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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    I *just* changed from Sparkpeople.com (a diet and fitness site) to MyYahoo.com last night.

    But really, my preferred home page is about:blank.

    I don't really need a home page because I have a routine. CNN.com is the third click on that routine, after two email accounts. Just after cnn, I go to my forums.

    And I have all my important bookmarks at the top of my browser for easy access.
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    Re: Home Page - what do you use?

    I have the default msn on the home computer and www.onmilwaukee.com on the laptop. It's news, but not hardcore news news. More like fluff news, that's really all I can handle.
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