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-A WebSite which aims to offer a
'' of the WorldWideWeb, with links to everything a user from a particular demographic could want.
+A WebSite which aims to offer a '' view '' of the WorldWideWeb, with links to everything a user from a particular demographic could want.
have a bad reputation for degenerating into pages of adds
([Yahoo] being a prime example) . Many school
and university libraries
have portals which aim
to provide relavent links
to course materials, research materials and information that students need
+ have a bad reputation for degenerating into pages of ([Yahoo] being a prime example) and have to to .
] , [MSN] and many more
. Many portals appear to be built
and maintained within a single company in an effort to direct users (who possibly use
the company as an [ISP]
the portal as a default homepage) towards commercial clients of
to do this are of limited success due
to the NetworkEffect
+ include: [ ] , [ ] [ ] . and the and the the . to to .
Subject specific portals include: [FirstGov|http://www.firstgov.gov] (a portal for the American Government),
portal. com/] (an environmental portal) and [Alfy|http://www.alfy
/] (a childrens portal). Generally the narrower the target demographic, the clearer the defining vision and the better the portal
(Some of the negative comments above are purely my personal opnion---StuartYeates)
+ [ Portal | http://www.portal. . /].