They say you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their shoes. I have another theory. I think you can tell a lot about a person by looking at their web browser’s homepage. Unlike the choice of footwear or apparel, there’s nothing conspicuous about it. It’s very personal, offering true insight into a person’s interests, personality and priorities.
To give credit where credit is due, one of my professors got me thinking about this. I was sitting in the his office, and he opened Safari to show me a website. It opened to Apple.com – the default Safari homepage. He had never bothered to change it. Now, I don’t see this as a character flaw. I just suspect he’s way too busy and never thought to change it.
I also wish there was a plug-in or application that would give me you random homepage every time you opened Safari or hit the home button. You could set it to pull from a certain bookmark folder or to give you something completely random from the web. Maybe this exists, but I can’t seem to find it.
So I ask…What’s your homepage? What do you think it says about you?
I’ll go first. It’s CNN.com, but I’m thinking of changing it to something more controversial.