What Do You Have Set As Your Homepage? [We Ask You]

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The idea of a homepage has changed over the years. It was once regarded as the portal to the rest of the Web, and your choices were quite limited. Now a homepage is merely the first place you land when you click on the little browser icon, and you more than likely click away from it within seconds to land somewhere else.

We’re still intrigued to know what others have set as their homepage, however. Learning what someone has set as their homepage is like getting a glimpse into someone’s psyche, informing us of the one site they value above all others in this vast collection of pages we call the World Wide Web.

This Week’s Question…

What Do You Have Set As Your Homepage?

What you have set as your homepage says a lot about you. It suggests what kind of Internet user you are and what you primarily use the Web for. You may have a search engine such as Google or Bing set as your homepage. Or an online portal such as Yahoo or the BBC. Or a social networking site such as Facebook or Twitter. Or even a community such as Digg or Reddit.

Your homepage is not only the site you want to see first thing in the morning or when you first power up the computer, it’s also the site you think you’ll be returning to often throughout the day by using the ‘Home’ button. Google is my homepage, primarily so that I can quickly click ‘Home’ and search for anything I need to find information on.

Now it’s your turn to tell us what you have set as your homepage. If it’s MakeUseOf then you get a gold star and a lollipop (not literally!). Your answer to this question may help others decide to change their homepage, if your reasons for choosing the homepage you have are compelling enough.

We Ask You… All comments will be digested to form conclusions in a follow-up post next week where we will detail what You Told Us. One reader will be chosen as having made the coveted ‘Comment Of The Week’, having their name put up in lights for all to marvel at and to coo over. What more motivation than that do you need to respond?

We Ask You‘ is a weekly column dedicated to finding out the opinions of MakeUseOf readers. We ask you a question and you tell us what you think. The question is open-ended and is usually open to debate. Some questions will be purely opinion-based, while others will see you sharing tips and advice, or advocating tools and apps for your fellow MakeUseOf Readers. This column is nothing without you, as MakeUseOf is nothing without you.

Image Credit: Mike Licht

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Comments (147)
  • Idas A.

    I got http://www.tilerun.com set not bad

  • Techdude

    Is there something like Google Now available for computers. I would sure like that, to have the cards act like your own personal assistant. I can have upcoming events on a card, weather on another, important gmail messages on another. Basically like Google Now for Chrome

  • Dylan

    I have a add-on called speeddial that has all the tabs of my favorite sites on one page.

    • Lloyd Etheridge

      That’s great idea Dylan and if you are only using firefox but when you travel around a bit like I do and use different browsers its not so good.
      I find http://www.go4gizmo.com is much better as it saves them all online for you plus you can have lots of other widgets and add ons included on your home page at the same time.

  • lloyd

    I like http://www.go4gizmo.com as I can have my my own favourite links in icon or text format … even hide them if I want so others cant see them.. then have what widgets I want added as well…..

    its free and I don’t get spam from it and been on it a few years now.

  • Hitesh Nair

    makeuseof.com as home page, and google.com as the one that opens when i take a new tab

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