Volume 17, Number 7 July/August 2000
Personalized content from anywhere
Meta-browsers offer users the ability to customize their Web sites
by Robin Peek
FOCUS ON PUBLISHING column discusses meta-browsers such as
OnePage.com (and other emerging personal portals) that are showing
how the future of Web publishing might be reshaped. Says that
Napster, OnePage.com, and the others represent an entirely different
type of information architecture for the Web - one in which the
future role of centralized information services like portals could
be reduced or possibly eliminated. Explains that Napster and others
are examples of file-distribution programs, and once downloaded, a
user can trade files with anyone else who has the same software.
Adds that OnePage.com takes the Napster model a step further by
pulling information from all over the Web and constructing a
personal home page. Concludes that if all this customization is
overlaid on top of all the Internet appliances, a practical way to
architect information may be developed.
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