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 :)
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!