I have to admit that I am a bit biased when it comes to Google. I find their resources easy to use and nicely integrated. So I definitely see some significant advantages in using Google as my homepage. If you use Google docs or gmail or any of the other long list of Google resources, you could easily have access to them all from one place: iGoogle. In fact, I created a how-to article on setting up an iGoogle homepage because of this obvious advantage that Google has over the other sites--plus the fact that it's not likely to go away. Of the four sites, I've used iGoogle the most, so let's look at the pros and cons.
iGoogle - the heavyweight in this contest
(Rating based on personal opinion)
Yep, Google has some pretty smart folks working there to make sure things work together seamlessly. iGoogle would definitely be a good choice for a homepage. If you want to try it out, this short tutorial might help. I hope you'll share your experiences with iGoogle.
But stay tuned for the last in this series. Pageflakes has been patiently waiting in the wings for its turn in the ring.
If you're just jumping in to this series now, you may want to start at the beginning where I talk about what RSS is and the different ways you can subscribe to Web sites that you like to visit frequently. Or just go back to the last few blogs where I talk about one great way to tie everything together--Customizable homepages.