Google Updates Personalized Homepage, Now With RSS

Google has added new content to its personalized homepage at google.com/ig, but most people will be excited to hear that it is now an RSS reader. Just click add content to try the nifty slide-out side panel which allows you to choose from dozens of sources and type in RSS feeds.

Hell, don’t even bother with feeds, because Google has implemented an RSS search engine, and it is pretty good. Typing in “InsideGoogle” or “Blog News Channel” or even “Google Blog” and you get the option of subscribing to this here blog. Coolz0r isn’t there, but I was able to find most of the sites I searched for, including Scoble, Scripting, Search Engine Watch and Google Blogoscoped. I’m sure that as soon as someone subscribes to a feed not in the index, it’ll get added.

While it won’t replace anyone’s full fledged RSS reader, it should be of great use to the rest of the internet, as soon as someone shows them it exists. Yeah, Google isn’t exactly publicizing it.
Hat-tip: Spencer and Prashanth

UPDATE: Google Blog post
Posted on: Tue, Jul 19 2005 4:56 PM | Updated: Mon, Jul 25 2005 11:46 PM

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July 26, 2005 by Nathan Weinberg in:

6 Responses to “Google Updates Personalized Homepage, Now With RSS”

  1. » Microsoft Updates Start.com  InsideMicrosoft - part of the Blog News Channel Says:

    […] Microsoft has issued a small update to Start.com, its RSS-based start page, according to Deborah Rothberg at Microsoft Watch. The latest edition adds changeable style sheets, tabbed searching, and use of the ESCape button to close panels. Start.com remains ahead of Google on the news-feed-based start page front, even with Google’s recent update, although Google’s RSS search is much easier to use. Posted: 7/26/2005 by Nathan Weinberg in: […]

  2. Coolz0r Says:

    Yeah. I get ignored a lot out there :)

  3. Supergooks Says:

    Indeed very nifty!

    I particularly liked being able to add Ask Yahoo! from the fun section!

  4. Nathan Weinberg Says:

    Damn. I knew I should have mentioned that. I thought it was very interesting when I saw it in the list.

  5. Olive Says:

    looks like they’ve removed ‘driving directions’ :(

  6. golden Says:

    I have tried to add new content on the Google home page, but, when I click the “add” button, nothing happens…No content selected from the left panel appears in Google Homepage…Anyone else having this problem?

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