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Re: Re: [ia-55] Language for logged in users

From: Ethan
Sent on: Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:34 PM
Interesting how many companies have switched to using the user's name...hadn't really thought about that and it seems like a good idea. 

But if I had to choose between Your and My, all other contextual factors being equal, I'd generally opt for My because I think it makes the user feel like he/she is a bit more in control, which is always important when trying to make something usable.

Also, twitter still has a bit of my language (below the name it says "view my profile page"). Facebook also occasionally uses "Your" language, but only when it's clear that the UI is speaking to the user, rather than labeling something.

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