Posted by: Rob Hof on May 19, 2005
Google seems to be taking great pains to avoid calling its new personalized home page a portal, but I’m not sure the semantic gyrations matter. It’s a portal!
So what does it mean? John Battelle sounds optimistic, while Dave Winer yawns and implies it’s the beginning of the end for Google. Search Engine Watch’s Danny Sullivan offers a tour if you want to make up your own mind.
Me, I’ll give it a shot, and if it helps me find and organize all my online stuff better, it’s all good (not evil). Only problem is, if nobody wants to be labeled a portal, what are we going to call these… things?