So, what’s the slickest (and constantly getting slicker) web-based feed reader/personal portal/start page thingy? In my moderately humble opinion it’s Microsoft’s mad experiment: Start.com.
I just imported my 200+ feed OPML in about two seconds and started dragging, expanding and rearranging my front page with my feeds of choice. You can add columns, increase/decrease headlines, even save searches that you want to keep around and maintain. Side by side with Google’s & Yahoo’s personalized portal pages, this bad boy destroys them.
I’ve still got my own gripes with it, and more importantly, with this woefully outdated style of displaying information (portals are soooo 1999). Regardless, you can’t help but be impressed with the speed and quality at which Start.com has evolved. Hats off to that team (all three of them).