Pageflakes, a start/home page resource has been down for about 24 hours or so now. It's a little bit too early to call it finally dead since it's been out for about a week in the past. However, I think this may be a final nail in the coffin. I'm surprised that there are still people who use it as their main home/start page, given the superiority of Netvibes, but there's no accounting for taste. I wrote a post in January of last year, Pageflakes - 10 fatal mistakes which still seems pretty accurate to me.
If you don't like Netvibes, my Web 2.0 applications page has a listing of another 30 resources that you might like to explore.