New Google Personalized Homepage features

A few nice updates to the Personalized Homepage this week for those who are feeling too lazy to customize it. If for instance you’re feeling lazy about browsing for new content to add to your homepage, there’s a new feature that will give you item-to-item recommendations. For my part, I have the Digg gadget on my page. If I click on the gadget’s drop-down menu and select “You might also like…” I’ll get a bunch of stuff that other people who like Digg also liked, including Slashdot, Wired News, Macworld, and more.

For those who are too lazy to create new tabs to organize stuff, here’s a bit of magic. If you add a new tab to your homepage, you can name your tab and have the option of letting us select the content for you based on your chosen name. Say I create a tab called “Astronomy” to get the latest news and info on that topic. We’ll populate the page with the NASA image of the day, the current moon phase, and a bunch of feeds related to astronomy. Less lazy folks are welcome to try to stump us with tab names.

And if you just don’t know what you want, we’ve added ratings and reviews to our directory, so you can see what other people have to say before committing to a new gadget.


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