MORE PEOPLE VISIT HERE after coming from Google's personalised starting page (http://www.google.com/ig) than any other portal page. So I set mine up too, if only to see the current weather in my hometown, the front page of the NYT, and assorted bloggers' babblings, including some whose RSS feeds push nothing to Google's personal pages. The personal start page is easy to modify, faster to edit than the widgets on Yahoo! and it feels quicker to load. It definitely gets its content faster than an RSS crawler because it reads and parses page content as fast as you refresh it. Recommended.