Just ran across Netvibes today. It’s a super cool (and free!) web-based aggregator that’s all web 2.0-ish. It’s got a cool draggable interface, where you can drag and drop sections from one place to another. It’s got a gmail interface, you can check mail, etc. I really like how it displays recent posts from blogs and when you click on a title that post fills the screen, but can be minimized immediately. Very well done.
Whoa, Skip and Bryan’s comments (on original blog) are right on. I hadn’t messed with Google’s IG much, but just did and the two look pretty much identical. Boo on Netvibes!
The first time I fiddled with the Google IG, I couldn’t see how to add my own feeds so I bailed on it. Going back today and trying a little harder, I see that’s actually hidden under "Create a section|Search by topic" which is kinda confusing. Still, it can be done and Google IG is probably what I’ll use, since it can also include my search history, which I find very convenient. One thing I really wish that Google IG could do, which Netvibes already does, is add an OPML file. Much easier to load up a bunch of feeds that way…