Personal Portals. Desktop Gadgets.
Microsoft will allow gadgets to be dragged and dropped back and forth between live.com and the desktop (operating system). And they aren’t waiting for Vista – an update to Windows XP will be coming soon that will allow this drag and drop functionality. — Michael Arrington
That is crushing news for a lot of fledgeling personal portal companies. Still, it sounds WONDERFUL to me as a user.
Iamalpha.com from AOL also looks interesting – it’s going for the “lots of mini dhtml gadgets that interact with other services” thing, too. If you can’t figure out how to launch it, go here and click “go play”.
OH! And WHAT IS UP with web.archive.org? I’m not allowed to see past incarnations of the DoDots.com site because the current domain owner forbids it? Good lord.
Robots.txt Query Exclusion.
We’re sorry, access to http://www.dodots.com has been blocked by the site owner via robots.txt.