So much multimedia it hurts!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by adk, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. adk macrumors 68000

    adk

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    In search of a homepage...

    I tried espn.com for a while because I wanted to read sports headlines. Unfortunately, I couldn't tolerate being bombarded by video every time I opened my browser. ESPN's page automatically starts playing commercials and sportscenter clips.

    I tried cnn.com for a while, but I quickly discovered that every news link I wanted wasn't a news story, but rather a video that doesn't work with macs.

    does anybody have a suggestion for a site where I can just READ the news? The last thing I want when I get up in the morning is a bunch of video in my face.

    [/rant]
     
  2. Vidd macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on your browser is there not some sort of plugin that can disable certain objects on a page?
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    If you really don't want any multimedia on your homepage then why not try setting the RSS page as your hompage.

    For example

    feed://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/world/rss.xml

    feed://rss.cnn.com/rss/edition.rss

    feed://sports.espn.go.com/espn/rss/news
     
  4. Lau Guest

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    I always thought this looked interesting. It gives each headline space according to its coverage, and you can rollover for more and click to go to the article.

    newsmap.jpg

    Article here on how to add it to your desktop so you don't even have to visit teh intarwebs.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I use http://news.google.com (as a supplement to the NYT). Although my homepage is and will remain about:blank. :)

    EDIT: Lau, that newsmap is an interesting idea, though. Overload for me, but I do like the concept.
     
  6. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    I have the exact opposite problem...so this is my homepage. :D
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    That looks very interesting indeed, nice find.

    Edit:

    Hint if you want a specific category as your homepage, select the appropriate channels, e.g Uk and Nation. Then select the permalink at the top, this will enable the user to have it as the homepage or even as the desktop.
     
  8. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    Whaaa? I didn't know anybody still acknowledges that's place's existence. :eek:
     
  9. seanf macrumors 6502

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    RSS: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/rss/news

    Sean :)
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, ditto that! I didn't know Excite still existed! Blast from the way-back past. :eek:
     
  11. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Some of us have email addresses there.:)
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    My spam filter must be deleting them. :p :eek: :D
     

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