July 28, 2005 8:01 AM PDT

My AOL beta unveiled

America Online debuted on Thursday a beta of My AOL personalized Web pages.

My AOL is designed to give people the ability to customize the AOL portal based on specific needs and interests, including the addition of news feeds via Really Simple Syndication, or RSS, the company said.

AOL is working with RSS search engine Feedster for the new service. Feedster has a searchable index of more than 11 million RSS feeds and millions of XML documents, AOL said.

Google this week launched a similar service for Gmail suscribers and other Google account holders to let them create personalized home pages by dragging their favorite content from the Web. Search rival Yahoo has been offering a similar service for some time now.

My AOL personalized pages will feature a "My Feeds" section that lets people select from a preset list of categories, such as national, business or sports news, and receive updated headlines from favorite Web sites. They also can add their own feed-based content and news from selected blogs to the personalized page, the company said.

America Online touts the service as a time-saver and information manager. "My AOL provides a convenient solution for a usually time-consuming ritual: visiting multiple Web sites and blogs multiple times each day to catch up on news," Kerry Parkins, director of audience products at America Online, said in a statement.

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.... wnet there, did that, got the T-Shirt, andit's full of holes. I'll
leave AOL for the AOLers and Newbies and others that seem to
believe that garbage in bg piles is a good thing.
Posted by Earl Benser (4310 comments )
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My Yahoo! is Way Better
Better than that "newbie-friendly" AOHell :)
Posted by 201293546946733175101343322673 (722 comments )
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well i really hope ppl see this and respond .. .. i and members of the vside community are asking tyra banks to help save vside , a virtual dance world, that brings together ppl of all ags races and backgrounds. V SIDE has captured the hearts of its many members we r asking TYRA BANKS to help save this community and to show her love to its many members tat r also fans of hers............. we all say plz help
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