Let’s Get Personal!

1 Apr

Today Mozilla Labs launched a new and improved Personas site + a whole slew of new Personas or “skins” for Firefox.   It would be an understatement to say I am happy about this!  I’ve been an avid user of the experimental Personas since 2007 and have been dying for them to go primetime.   I do pretty much all my work from my browser so I really get a kick out of putting my own touch on it.

A few of my favorite things about Personas:

  • Make your own:  When Personas first rolled out I had to enlist Fligtar to create a Persona based on my cat Ed — it was pretty darn fierce!  However, it’s rad (sorry, I’ve taken up mountain biking) to be able to make Ed 2.0 all on my own and easily.  I can envision a whole series…
  • Change on a whim:  All I have to do is click the little fox mask in the lower left to select a new one to match my mood or better yet, improve my mood!  No restarting Firefox.
  • Causes:  While I lean towards Personas that provide cute factor, it was great today to see new cause-related Personas such as the LIVESTRONG and Team-in-Training/Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) ones.  I really appreciate skinning Firefox to align with organizations that I have been supporting — I met my husband, a cancer survivor, through LLS :)

    A wardrobe for your browser!

    A wardrobe for your browser!

That’s just a snapshot of Personas — they’re a ton of them to match different affinities and personalities.  Create your own if you don’t find what you’re looking for!

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