Personal Landing Pages and the Demise of iGoogle

For our February 2013 General Meeting.

Once you learn that you can set a browser's default page to something other than the original setting, whole worlds open up, including the personal landing page. A personal landing page is a web page where you can store the stuff that matters most to you: commonly used sites you like to visit, weather and traffic reports, stock market reports, tracks of asteroids that may destroy all life on Earth -- that sort of thing.

For some time, Google's iGoogle service allowed anyone to create a customizable landing page with Google Gadgets, but Google is retiring this service at least for browsers other than Google Chrome. Never fear: there are other options out there, and the February meeting will show you how to make the World Wide Web more narrowly focused on what matters to you.

After the Q&A that starts at 9:30 a.m., and after the program ends, we'll have our mobile lifestyle SIG for those who want to stay.

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  • Neil F.

    It was very informative. Many people did not know that they could set their browsers to open on a web page of their choice.

    February 23, 2013

  • Neil F.

    One will be a new member and perhaps a guest/prospective member.

    February 22, 2013

  • Neil F.

    Google is retiring this service for browsers other tan Google Chrome, does this mean that Google Chrome will continue to support a landing page? Or is this is just an implication that no one knows the answer to, other than Google?

    February 22, 2013

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