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Old 02-20-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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In Search of a New Home Page

I have Yahoo.com as my home page.

IMO, over the years, the strong point is the page is very organized.

But going there today, it looks like Yahoo has joined the crowed (can anyone say USA Today?) of making pages less friendly. The layout, I think feels overcrowded.

What are some nice organized home pages to start at?
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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I have a customized "My Yahoo!" home page and haven't seen any changes - at least not recently.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:40 PM   #4
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cnn.com or your local news station or newspaper? That is what I use on different browsers.
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I have a customized "My Yahoo!" home page and haven't seen any changes - at least not recently.
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They changed the way they report stock prices, got terrible feedback, and reverted to the previous method. No change other than that. It is easily customized.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:43 PM   #6
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I use an igoogle home page with a nice slideshow of my picasa albums, my email, a few news sources on RSS, and a calendar.
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Thanks. I might have to mess around with customizing.

I do miss just the Yahoo classic look.
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Yes. It didn't need fixing. That was always an issue at w*rk:

"We are upgrading the system...."

No, you are changing it. Perhaps it is an upgrade, perhaps a downgrade. But it IS a change. Sigh.
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Is there a better free email than yahoo?

I like yahoo as a home page but my email keeps getting hacked. Is there a better place for free email that is a bit more secure? I also hate the thought of changing email address.
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Just looked at it... sez it will not be abvailable after Nov 1. 2013. Bummer...looked like a nice alternative.
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Just looked at it... sez it will not be abvailable after Nov 1. 2013. Bummer...looked like a nice alternative.
They'll be replacing it with something similar, I imagine. And Nov is a long way off.
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They'll be replacing it with something similar, I imagine. And Nov is a long way off.
I do like the customization. It looks like a real possibility.

I loved the pre-upgrade Yahoo! homepage. It had what I needed. They are getting hammered in the Yahoo! Answers section. Probably 99% opposed to the change (I have not seen the other 1% but I leave it there as SOMEOME must like the new page.)
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Infinitely customizable. A half hour or so with setup. Have used this for many years, and completely satisfied. No ads, and many basics such as your selection of TV Channels, Newspapers, Websites... Delivers headlines from your choice of newspapers. Easy links.
I also use IGoogle, and Google News, but don't like them as much.

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We may have a winner. Looks right.

Many thanks. Now even if the Yahoos do fix it I may not go back.
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My PC web homepage is XFinity/ComCast, but I use it as a jumping off point, so it doesn't make much difference to me. Maybe I should try another...
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www.wunderground.com

... set for my city. That's my Home Page. The day's WX forecast. What else do I need to know?
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www.wunderground.com

... set for my city. That's my Home Page. The day's WX forecast. What else do I need to know?
Paul Simon wrote a song that had a lyric "I get the news I need from the weather report".

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Infinitely customizable. A half hour or so with setup. Have used this for many years, and completely satisfied. No ads, and many basics such as your selection of TV Channels, Newspapers, Websites... Delivers headlines from your choice of newspapers. Easy links.
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Use Gmail and Chrome Browser. The Chrome Sync works perfectly on all my computers.
Thanks for the suggestion of My Way. That has the right approach.

I decided however to just use Google News. I especially like how to add specific news topics of my own.
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I've found Yahoo (actually the personalized "My Yahoo") to be very customizable and user friendly. (Still that way today) I've been using it as my home page for a lot of years and haven't noticed many (if any real changes) except it seems even easier to use now than it was 10 years ago
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