Pageflakes

Satheesh C B | Sunday, February 24, 2008 | 1 comments

Pageflakes

Pageflakes is an Ajax-based start page similar to Netvibes, My Yahoo!, iGoogle, and Microsoft Live. The site is organized into tabs, each tab containing user-selected modules called Flakes. Each Flake varies in content; information such as RSS/Atom feeds, Calendar, Notes, Web search, weather forecast, del.icio.us bookmarks, Flickr photos, social networking tools like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, email and user-created modules. Pageflakes has 250,000 Flakes and over 130,000 Pagecasts (publicly shared pages created by users with individual URLs).

What do you want on your page?
News
News
Sports
Sports
Finance
Finance
Videos
Videos
Tech
Tech
Music
Music
Games
Games
Movies,TV
Movies, TV
Food
Food
Gossip
Gossip

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Pageflakes is all about the widgets, which it calls "flakes." And though there aren't as many different ones as there are actual snowflakes, there are already nearly 240,000 of them! Flakes let you add just about any Web content you can think of—video, picture, news feeds, e-mail, maps, online storage—or you can create your own custom flakes. Once you've chosen (via the slick interface) which flakes to add to your start page, a fluid, breathtakingly intuitive AJAX interface lets you customize to your heart's content. If you like the idea of a personal portal, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. If you've never tried building one, it's time

When you do create an account, you're asked for the usual name and password, but you also optionally get to add your gender, interests, and DOB. Do you smell social networking? Well, there is a bit of that: Next you're asked whether you want to create a Pagecast—or a shareable page. You can either share with selected contacts or the entire public, and doing that gives your Pageflakes start page its own URL, in the form www.pageflakes.com/username. Enter a title, description, and tags, and then you'll be able to invite people to view your creation; they can even modify your Pagecast if you choose to allow that. When you make a page public, too, your personal profile page is searchable on Pageflakes' home—more social-networking goodness

Pageflakes

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1 comment:

  1. Great article.

    We would love a similar review for our Pageflakes-like site ClutterMe.com

    Please let me know if you do write one so we can link to it from our blog.

    Thanks,
    Mark
    Founder, ClutterMe.com

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