Extreme Web Surfs!
Thursday, August 19, 2004
 
START PAGES AND PORTALS

Well, I'll share a few of my web surfing techniques tonight. One of the best ways, of course, to find interesting sites is to let someone else do a lot of the work for you. We all know about search engines, but start pages and portals come in handy and can help us to while away many an hour.

A start page, of course, is a page that one opens one's internet browser to. Personally, I keep it simple and use Google for that, but I keep many other options available for particular 'starts'. Start pages generally provide links covering a wide spectrum of the web experience, but some of them are more focused, with a special theme . The distinction between a 'start page' and a 'portal' is thus blurred in the middle range, though at the ends of the range they seem distinct. Here's a selection of some I like, of both types..

Classics Start Page (as in Greeks and Romans)

Baptist Start Page

Catholic Start Page

Muslim Start Page

Dvorak's Start Page (a nice personal selection) and Callus Start Page

European Space Agency Portal

South Asia Terrorism Portal

Rain Forest Portal

Eatonweb Portal - one of the earliest directories of the blogosphere..

Thailand Start Page

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