Dave Matthews loves to look at photographs of monkeys. Rachael Ray is a huge movie buff. Ashton Kutcher is a terrible speller. Queen Rania is crazy about Twitter. And The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is one of Donald Trump's all-time favorite films.
How do I know all this? I just finished surfing around Google's new iGoogle Showcase, a feature that allows you to check out the home pages of people from the worlds of entertainment, media, business, fashion, sports, politics, and more. It's a fun way to see what gadgets they like -- and see if you want to add them to your own iGoogle home page.
You won't be surprised to see that my top pick is the HuffPost gadget. But it's not just because it's my baby. Our tech team worked closely with Google to create a gadget that gives users a terrific feel for our fast-paced, constantly-refreshing, interactive approach to delivering news and opinion. You can flip through all our content areas quickly, getting the top news of the moment -- delivered with the signature HuffPost attitude and style. The gadget also expands so you can see more HuffPost without leaving your iGoogle page.
Add the HuffPost gadget to your iGoogle page by clicking here. Here's what it looks like:
It's a great way to keep up with the Huffington Post at a glance -- as, come to think of it, is our amazing iPhone app.
If you don't have our iPhone app yet, it's been picking up great reviews and doing tons of traffic. Add the iPhone app here.
If you add my page, here's what you'll get -- and why:
Theme: Sunrise in Greece. It's in my DNA.
HuffPost: It rocks!
Digg: It's always fun -- and edifying -- to see what the digg community is digging and sharing.
My Google Book Search: A great way to find books, old and new.
The New York Times News: The Times continues to be a must-read source for news and information -- and the tabs make for easy access to the latest headlines.
iLike: I love working, driving, working out, hiking, etc, etc, etc to music.
BBC News UK Edition: Having lived in England, I find it useful to see how the news is being viewed on the other side of the Atlantic.
Flixster Movies: Useful, easy to use -- all the movie info you want in one place.
Zen Meditation Chimes: I meditate every day, and I love the sound of these chimes.