I used to to use the Google personalized page as my home page, and then I discovered NetVibes. Both do two very important things: The let me add content from any RSS source, and they let me position content according to my priorities. ESPN, as noted in a great post by Steve Rubel, has applied those lessons to a big media site. We’ve reached the point where it’s not a personalized page if users can’t control the entire experience.
Howard Owens is a digital media pioneer. He started publishing local news online in 1995 when very few local news outlets had web sites. The header image on the site depicts the film camera he used early in his career and the press pass from his year on the staff of the Carlsbad Journal. For more on Howard's professional background, read his LinkedIn profile.
HowardOwens.com is the personal web site of Howard Owens and covers his range of interests -- political localism and libertarianism, music and personal interests, as well as his professional interests.
Howard is currently publisher of The Batavian and lives in Batavia, N.Y.
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