Web News Wranglers

Configurable Home Pages: Netvibes vs. My Yahoo

You can add plenty of interesting modules to a My Yahoo page (left) but the Ajax underpinnings of Netvibes (above) make tweaking your home page much easier.
You can add plenty of interesting modules to a My Yahoo page (left) but the Ajax underpinnings of Netvibes (above) make tweaking your home page much easier.
Want a customized starting point for your news reading? Netvibes lets you drag and drop modules to build a flexible home page that combines RSS feeds, Web mail, weather reports, and Flickr photo streams. No log-in is required, and Netvibes will remember the setup for future visits from the same computer.

My Yahoo is also an excellent home page with simple ways to add, move, and remove preconfigured modules, but it gives no way to add non-Yahoo Web mail, and its banner ads are distracting. While its default news photos are nice, adding photos from Flickr (a Yahoo property) to My Yahoo is more difficult than doing so with Netvibes.

Edge: Netvibes

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