Okay, this may come across weird, but I was looking at some of the new advertisers on the Uncover the Internet website with the redesign and noticed one for Pageflakes. Being the curious type, I clicked on their link to find out what they were all about. It’s a new option for creating a completely customized homepage for yourself. The little sections you can choose from are called “flakes”, but probably more understood as little widgets. Different name, same basic purpose.
The layout is really nice and they have some robust features that I haven’t seen easily configured for other similar services. I’ve used MyYahoo and now iGoogle for quite awhile now and I can say, Pageflakes is really giving them some competition in my categories for features and usefulness. I particularly like the flickr photos tool and embedded video highlights searches.
Pageflakes is revolutionizing how we use the Internet. With Pageflakes, you can easily customize the Internet and make it yours using “flakes” – small, movable versions of all of your Web favorites that you can arrange on your personal homepage. Flakes are available for thousands of uses and interests, including news, sports, e-mail, local events, search, photos, music, videos – even interactive tools like a calendar and a to-do list – and just about anything else you do on the Web at school, work and at home. The Pageflakes community of users create and help each other discover more new flakes and share more new Pageflakes pages every day.
Very nice layout and design, as well as being loaded with usefulness. The page is nice and clean if you want to keep it that way and you can manage multiple pages so you can focus on a specific need or grouping of information that you prefer for your own customized starting point to the web.
We’ve uncovered it for you, now go uncover the site for yourself and see if it’s what you’ve been searching for all this time.