Perhaps “Start Page” isn’t the correct term. I think “Homepage” may be better. Whatever you call it, it’s the page your browser first shows when you want to go online.
Months ago, I used to use iGoogle as my start page. I loved it. I had feeds for weather, my calendar, tasks, a few news items – everything I needed. Then, out of the blue, Google sent a message saying that they had decided to discontinue iGoogle. I have to admit, I was kind of disappointed because iGoogle was virtually the only source I found for something like this. Believe it or not, there used to be many, but no more.
After I did some looking around, I decided to use “Google Reader” as my start page. That’s where I am right now, but honestly, Google Reader isn’t much compared to iGoogle. I have only a few feeds from select industry news I like to keep up on.
Well guess what. I received notice last night that Google plans to discontinue Reader this July. Man – I can’t seem to get a break. Like I said, it’s not that I love Reader or anything, it’s just that I haven’t the foggiest clue as to what to turn to. To preempt the whole thing, I changed my start page to my email account this morning.
So, the question I have for you is: What’s your start page? What’s the page the first appears when you open your browser. I know many people like to use Yahoo but I’m not one of them. Ever since they turned into an online version of the Enquirer, I fled them fast. That, coupled with the fact that their email service seems to have a bad habit of sending spam emails to everyone of people’s address books turned me right off.
I supposed others like to use Google’s homepage as their start page. I would do that, but I think I’d like to be a bit more personal. Perhaps I can use my Google+ page or my Google Dashboard. I don’t know. Any thoughts?