Friday, January 11, 2008

Why Customization is Bad

Apple didn't let people do much with their iPhones... so the hackers came along and let people do too much. As an example, here is an iPhone theme that two of my friends use and think looks cool:

The problem is that some people abuse their ability to customize how something looks. Take MySpace. Every element of a MySpace page can be customized, and most people don't know how to use this to their advantage. Good example below:
It gets worse when you scroll down, see for yourself.

Sites like Facebook, however, keep every profile looking decent by using a consistent look. Facebook's problem, however, is the hundreds of Facebook "apps" that people add to their profile.
Lesson learned: Too little customization is bad, but too much is worse.


Pseudar said...

My eyes... they're bleeding!

Kael said...

and if u looked at that myspace page, i hope your ears are intact, too. I've managed to figure out that it plays MIDIs of Britney Spears "Oops I did it again..." and the theme song from The Flinstones simultaneously.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather have more customization than none.

You can't take away my freewill!!!

Kael said...

yes, but only because you are the root admin

Anonymous said...

Yes. That too.