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April 5, 2012 6:59 AM   Subscribe

I have a Wordpress blog as my "homepage". I barely use it, because it has been almost entirely supplanted by Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. However I still have a need for a homepage, if only to have somewhere to quickly point people to the aforementioned external services, and maybe a place to stick a link to my Amazon wish list, for example. Is there a service which will auto-agregate content from Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc. and create a nice friendly page to show technophobic family members?

Requirements: I don't want to host it myself, and I don't want to write any code.

I am willing to pay a small amount.
posted by Mwongozi to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
 
flavors.me does pretty much exactly this. I'm not madly in love with the editing interface, but the basic service is free.
posted by willpie at 7:03 AM on April 5, 2012


About.me is the same idea as flavors.me, slightly different presentation
posted by radiomayonnaise at 7:08 AM on April 5, 2012


Lifehacker has done reviews of Personal Landing Pages providers which apparently is the term of art for this niche of web sites.
posted by mmascolino at 7:09 AM on April 5, 2012


There are Wordpress plug-ins that will grab your content from other sources. I don't know that they are available on Wordpress.com though - have you checked?
posted by COD at 7:55 AM on April 5, 2012


You can do this yourself with a few Wordpress plugins if you're self hosting your site.

This one will pull your Twitter feed in;
http://pleer.co.uk/wordpress/plugins/wp-twitter-feed/

This will pull in your Tumblr (or any other RSS/Atom feed)

http://feedwordpress.radgeek.com/

There are lots that do the same for Facebook.
posted by merocet at 7:57 AM on April 5, 2012


The default home page of Chrome and I'm sure some/most other browsers will show a list of pages that you visit frequently. You might try this setting and seeing if it works for you.
posted by !Jim at 9:38 PM on April 5, 2012


Flavors looks pretty great. Thanks all.
posted by Mwongozi at 9:41 AM on April 9, 2012


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