Personal Portals

Personal Portals

Neal Shambaugh (West Virginia University, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch115
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Abstract

A portal, generally viewed as a gateway to resources, can be more pragmatically defined by its context of use. Portal development follows a continuum of use, beginning first with organizational portals, followed by more niche-driven user portals, and finally, a new category, personal portals. Personal portals have evolved out of individual and small group needs to advocate, educate, and collaborate. A foundational perspective, predominant influences, and examples describe each category.

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