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Introduction to The BigList
Last checked 11/11/2000

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The Big List is a collection of Web sites that were found useful at some point or appeared to have some future value. Sites are grouped into general categories.

Sites marked with are considered pretty good in their category.
Sites marked with are considered excellentissimo in their category.

You can click on the Back to Home button in the upper right corner of a page to get back to the Home Page. Also, the button is at the bottom of each topic area. Otherwise, use the arrow keys and page up and page down buttons on your keyboard to move around.

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Starting Points (Portals)
  • As a general door to everywhere (aka portal), the Yahoo site, as well as similar sites from MSN, Bing, etc, are useful. Some examples are listed below. In fact, you may want to use one of these sites, or use The Biglist, as the beginning site that is kicked off each time you start your Web browsing. Click here for instructions on how to do this.
  • start.me lets you create your own list of favorite sites.
  • HotSheet has a bunch of categories, weather, news, sports, etc., all in one place
  • NetTop20 has a short list of categories with the top 20 sites in each.
  • MyYahoo allows you to customize your start page with various news items, weather, stock prices, etc.
  • MyWay allows you to customize your start page with various news items, weather, stock prices, etc. without advertising.
  • igHome allows you to customize your start page and has a lot of widgets you can add to your home page. You have to sign up for an account.
  • Bing has news, weather, and other information.
  • MSN has news, weather, and other information.
  • Reddit has articles that are currently popular/trending on the web.
  • BestHomepageEver has links to a whole lot of popular sites - all on a single screen.
How to Change Your Browser's Default Page

When you start up your browser, the software goes out into the Web to locate its default document and displays it. You can change this default to any destination that you want. In any case, follow the steps below to personalize your initial page or go to How to Set Your Home Page for more up-to-date instructions.

Using Firefox:
  1. Visit the page that you want as your default and click on Tools in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. On the drop-down menu, click on Options.
  3. In the 'General' section, click on the button that says "Use Current Page".
  4. Click on OK.

Using Internet Explorer:

  1. Visit the page that you want as your default and click on the Tools button in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  2. On the drop-down menu, click on Internet Options.
  3. Click on the button that says "Use Current".
  4. Click on OK.


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