Portals provide a way for enterprises and organizations to provide a consistent "look and feel" with access control and procedures for multiple applications and databases, which otherwise would have been different web entities at various URLs. that may have inspired such features as the later Google "i Google" (discontinued as of November 1, 2013.) The configurable side-panels of, for example, the modern Opera browser and the option of "speed dial" pages by most browsers continue to reflect the earlier "portal" metaphor.The features available may be restricted by whether access is by an authorized and authenticated user (employee, member) or an anonymous website visitor. In the late 1990s the Web portal was a Web IT buzzword.
Chatsfriends, is a free portal that offers users access to any of the available chats where you can access at any time and does not need registration, so you can enter anonymously and thus have your privacy safe from curious.
A Web portal is a specially designed website that brings information from diverse sources, like emails, online forums and search engines, together in a uniform way.
Usually, each information source gets its dedicated area on the page for displaying information (a portlet); often, the user can configure which ones to display.
The content and branding of a portal could change as Internet companies merged or were acquired.
Netscape became a part of America Online, the Walt Disney Company launched Go.com, IBM and others launched Prodigy (-only users.) Portal metaphors are widely used by public library sites for borrowers using a login as users and by university intranets for students and for faculty.