Barbaralba and the old alba team would like to say thanks to:

The Idea

Let's cut to the chase, as they say in the film business, and explain why the Barbaralba way and not the big search engine way. You can't beat our google friends when it comes to specific searches. What we are good for is the not specific searches. When you have an idea what you want but not quite the exact question. Then we are a great way to look. And what we are especially good at is not knowing ahead of time what you want search. Maybe even just the old fashioned surfing experience. That is when you want a metaguide. And what is a metaguide: a portal of vortals - from users for users.

Vortals are vertical portals, i.e. Internet-starting points specialised on a subject - in contrast to non-specific horizontal portals, that try to offer access to very many subjects.

Subject-specific directories, special search engines, and link collections may serve as "vortals". But also the most important content-suppliers and the most professional online shops are "vortals" in the views of the makers of - since they all serve one purpose: they represent ideal starting points for the subject of interest.

Vortals will offer all of the following features in an ideal case:

  - subject-specific link collection/search engine (most important)
  - subject-specific forums/chats
  - subject-specific service and/or products from several suppliers
  - subject-specific market places/auctions .

For More Later

We will have more things to read about here eventually but for now this box thing is just for me to understand the div stuff and css.

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Okay. Since you can't leave it alone, one more book link. Barbara Alba Forbidden Sex Diary. Maybe a little beyond erotic so if you are not of age please read something else for now. There is enough time to think of sex and violence when you are older.

Steve Howard E-books

For a new adventure read something you have not yet dared to think of thinking about.

Smashword E-books:



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