Everything leaks identity.
You know how they say that you can tell a lot about a person by taking a look at their checkbook and calendar – well, that was a saying before smartphones. You don’t need to look at 2 things any longer. Technically, you can simplify things and just look at the homescreen of your phone. I wouldn’t ask you for the details of your checkbook. Most of you probably don’t even do that any more because your phone app much more accurate. I pay for things with my phone. I don’t carry around checks. I haven’t ordered checks in years.
All you need to get insight into identity is a screen shot of the home screen of the phone. You can learn a lot about someone’s identity by checking it out. Is it an iphone or an android phone? That tells me a lot. Verizon? AT&T? Are the apps color coordinated? In alphabetical order? Of the 50+ apps you have on your phone, what makes the home screen?
Here is mine. I haven’t changed anything for this post. What does this say about my identity? Would you be willing to share your homescreen shot? email it to me. I’ll add it to the post.
Here are the ones that I’ve gotten so far. Some are trying to figure out how to get a screenshot of their homescreen:
Tof Lee @toflee
Margaret Ann Schaff
Scott Wayne Bell
Eric Thomas Tolzmann
Brent Oglesby – @brentoglesby
Daniel Araujo – @danielaraujo