OK, before I developed a portal, I would ask, "When is the last time I visited a portal?" And if the answer is in months, rather than years, I would ask, "What was it? What was I trying to accomplish?" I say it this way because - unless YouTibe is considered a portal - I haven't actually been to a portal for a very long time. Like, maybe, years. Which means that, even if you build a portal, if you want it to be used, you will have to think of it as something other than a portal. Like what? A feed? A community? A network? A channel? So if you want to promote information literacy - something I support - then something other than a portal is probably the way to go.