Posted by marinasum
on June 11, 2007 at 12:27 PM PDT
Two postings recount how portals have been "redefined."
In his posting, Breads "R" Us , Sun engineer Jai Suri points to an analysis written by David Sacks (CEO of startup Geni and previously COO of Paypal) on the present-day portals. Thanks to companies like Yahoo!, Google, Facebook, and MySpace, portals are by no means under the sole control of their administrators or editors any more. Rather, they are fast becoming a "social graph," a web (pun intended) of information delivered through various channels, many specified by the audience.Jai adds that the community capabilities in Sun Java System Portal Server 7.x facilitate dialog and information sharing. In particular, portlets hosted by communities make for virtual forums for discussions and interactions. Eye-opening scenarios all.