Personalised Homepages

You can, if you wish, have a personalised or customised start page that allows you to bring all sorts of gadgets and web tools onto your homepage. It is your digital dashboard, presenting only the information that interests you. You can read news and blogs, check email, check out the stock market or local weather reports, start web searches, access a variety of services such as Delicious, Flickr, or YouTube, and much, much more, all conveniently from one page. There are various sites that allow you to achieve this, providing you with thousands of gadgets.

Discovery Resources:

Have a look at this YouTube video on "How to set up a Google personalised homepage"
Check out these videos also on Youtube, on Netvibes , Pageflakes , MyYahoo (adding an RSS Feed)

Discovery exercises:

1. Set up your own personalised homepage in iGoogle, MyYahoo, Netvibes or Pageflakes.
2. Add some gadgets, widgets, flakes or modules. Include (if possible) one of the tools you have discovered so far in the programme, for example, an RSS feed, your email account, your delicious bookmarks, your Flickr photos.
3. Blog about the exercise.

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