Here's something that has been in the news lately. Google has what they called Personal Homeages and now call iGoogle. The reason they were in the news as they lost everybody's settings. But no biggee. It's just ones and zeros. iGoogle is like Netvibes, only flashier and less serious and they have a ton of feeds that you just click to get.
Goto http://www.google.com/ Click MORE--EVEN MORE
Left side Click iGOOGLE Sign in using your gmail account username and password. Get feeds by clicking on the ADD STUFF link in the upper right. Put widgets on the second page by dragging them to the page 2 tab.
The themes are cool. My beach theme changes with the sun though it seems to be linked with my