I've never posted to a group like this before, but I feel compelled to
do so now.
There are four things wrong with the experimental igoogle homepage
that I can see.
1st, the left-side navigation doesn't add any value and costs screen
real estate. I set up all my module so I can scan the page quickly to
see what I want to see. The navigation column is, as many others have
pointed out, redundant. I keep looking for a way to delete it, like
any other widget.
2nd, the news widgets now display far too much information. The look
is cluttered and I find myself having to read through a lot of junk to
decide what I want to read.
3rd, my igoogle for mobile is now broken. I only discovered igoogle
mobile a few weeks ago and it was great. Now it no longer works.
Part of the value Google provides is a reasonable approximation of the
same data available everywhere.
4th, your methodology is very heavy-handed. I am a retired executive
from the old-days of computing (IBM and the BUNCH). We could never
have imagined changing the interface of our customer's tools without
asking permission. In many cases, we would have to support old
versions of software for years after we thought we had newer and
better products, just because our customers had gotten used to the way
the old versions worked and had modified their habits to accommodate
us. It would be considered the highest form of arrogance to force
changes on them without their permission. Part of the wrath you are
hearing from your users is because of your methodology, and the fact
that it's way too hard to give you feedback. (It took me 4 days to
find this newsgroup.)
Thanks for the opportunity to be part of your experiment. I'd
appreciate it if you'd let me go back to igoogle.
On Jul 8, 4:35 pm, iGoogle Guide Paul wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> As you've probably noticed from several of the messages posted in this
> group, we're rolling out some experimental new iGoogle features to a
> small percentage of our users. Since we're running a controlled
> experiment, we're not offering a method of opting in or out of the new
> If you've got the new features and you'd like to share your feedback,
> I encourage you to click "Learn more" at the top of your iGoogle page
> and take the survey linked from the "Learn more" page.
> iGoogle Guide