Message from Google

Message from Google

Summary: I logged into my personalized homepage tonight to find that Google has started using it to advertise stuff.  The message I saw only pointed to the gadget directory (and was gone as fast as it appeared), but I wonder if they have plans to show real ads here in the future?

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I logged into my personalized homepage tonight to find that Google has started using it to advertise stuff.  The message I saw only pointed to the gadget directory (and was gone as fast as it appeared), but I wonder if they have plans to show real ads here in the future? 

Messages on my personalized homepage have the potential to be very annoying, however showing something relevant once in a while might actually be welcome.  What do you think?  Would you put up with the odd advertisement on your personalized homepage if they were appropriately targeted?

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  • Sure

    The same way I put up with the adverts during a google search or in my gmail.

    So, a directed one-shot message might be useful here and there. Just don't get in the way of what I am doing.

    Thanks Garett
    D T Schmitz
  • To be honest, I don't even use mine.

    I have been to it maybe 3 times since it came into existence. I hate Reader because I can't determine which feeds I read next, so the train of thought is all over the place, and that stinks, vs. blogLines etc. that let me use a folder view. Ajax ain't everything!

    I would hope that Adblock would immediately void this or some GM script as I hate ads, I mute TV commercials (on the rare occasion i even watch TV) and immediately change radio stations in the car. At home, no commercial, internet Radio Paradise is all I need, but I realize there is power in numbers... they just don't have mine!

    I have a Y! desktop widget for my calendar on the second screen (along with a few others)... so I really don't see the need to even use it or any other AJAX StartPage.
    BillyG_n_SC
    • Google Reader isn't iGoogle.

      They are two different things entirely.

      Yes they both bring you RSS feeds, but in vastly different manners.

      iGoogle is more like My Yahoo! while Google Reader is more like Bloglines.

      This story relates to iGoogle (i.e. Google Personalized Homepage).
      angrykeyboarder