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One 'home' page: personalising the internet


Whenever we log onto the internet, the plethora of things we can do is daunting – check our emails, view our calendar, purchase any manner of items from online auctions or shops, find a ‘soulmate’, get advice on medical problems, book a holiday, the list is as large as there are websites.

Organising this on one ‘home’ page is one way of simplifying the neverending list of sites and services around. Home page services have been around for a while, but it’s only recently – with the popularity of on-line feeds, the introduction of Google’s Calendar, advanced coding languages such as XHTML and XML, and the functionality of Flick photos – that its time has definitely come.

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