I’m always a bit surprised by the amount of attention that is given to netvibes in the blogosphere. Sure, it’s a great app and they are pretty successful in what they are doing. The same however holds for other personalized homepages like Pageflakes and Protopage. I always assumed that all the buzz was caused by the fact that most early adopters are using netvibes, a recent poll on read/writeweb however proves the opposite. Exactly 1700 people answered the question: which personalized homepage do you use?
1. Pageflakes (30%)
2. Google reader (26%)
3. Netvibes (21%)
Now it’s time to compare these numbers with the attention that number 1 (pageflakes) and number 3 (netvibes) are receiving from the blogosphere.
Let’s start by asking BlogPulse:
And what about technorati:
As you can see, netvibes is receiving at least twice as much attention. Assuming that it is not the bigger user base which is responsible for this, what is it that makes bloggers write about them?