from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of personalizing something
- n. offering user-specific customization
- n. the act of changing an option of a multi-user software product to change the product's behavior or style for one user
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The attribution of personal qualities to that which is impersonal; the act of making personal, or of regarding something as a person; personification. Also spelled personalisation.
Sync: Do you think gamers will enjoy the increase in personalization?
Some personalization is available on the mobile version (non-app) if you register your phone number and Zip Code.
Surf Canyon recently released an option for users who want long-term personalization, found at my. surfcanyon.com.
Loomia is one company that offers white-label personalization software.
The personalization is amazing, because you can basically create yourself, which you couldn’t do before [gamers can now important a photo of their face to "see" themselves in the game].
This is known as personalization in the mobile space.
Then there's passive personalization, which is when a company provides you information based on watching what you do, though not necessarily in a creepy way.
But, later, I was surprised to hear Adam criticize personalized feed readers:One of the things that works pretty well today -- even with Amazon -- is things that are global where the personalization is a global and essentially says here's what I know about you and here's what I know about the world.
Historically a personalization may have arisen, in some cases, through the isolation of an epithet of a deity (so, for example, Fides may have come from Dius Fidius),  but in such cases the psychological basis of the personalization is the same as that just stated.
It's called personalization, and on the surface, it sounds like a good thing.
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