What is iGoogle?

I just had someone thank me for explaining what iGoogle is because (they said), they couldn’t figure out what it was from Google. Apparently, when you search Google for What is iGoogle?, the first page results links to a rexblog post with that phrase. So, I thought I’d provide Google with a little Google juice by pointing to the official Google answer for the question What is iGoogle?

The unofficial answer is, “Something that has nothing to do with Apple.”

  • “Google offers the ability to create a personalized iGoogle page that gives you at-a-glance access to key information from Google and across the web.”

    What if Google turned this inside out. And used the same technology to “create a personalized iGoogle page that gives people at-a-glance access to key information about you from Google and across the web.”

    Surely *i*Google should be about me not for me. Where’s my jbond.igoogle.com page? Wouldn’t this blow facebook, myspace and all the others out of the water?