Kylie Social Network ShockerPushON | November 6th 2007
She’s just released a social networking site for her fans – it has been designed for mobile use, and is clearly based on best viewing on a mobile device.
But does it really need to look so terrible on a computer screen?
See what you think : Kylie’s Social Networking Site
The developers (New Visions Mobile) suggest it’s more flexible and mobile than Facebook, Myspace, et al – but I would have to disagree.
Although MySpace is hard work on a mobile, and downloads a large amount of images, Facebook released a mobile version this year that is easy to view and update on mobile devices.
You can even text updates using your phone without launching it in your mobile browser – surely this would be much easier for Kylie to update on the move!
I’m hoping they are planning to make updates to improve the site – in my opinion, on the list of things to do are:
- domain redirect
- user friendly error pages
- how video is embedded
- general aesthetics
- browser/device detection
- large screen style sheet version
One alternative Kylie could have used would have been Ning. It’s a platform that allows you to create your own social network.
So… as it said on my school report Kylie, nice try, but you could do better.
I’ve been informed I have missed an opportunity to remind everyone why we love Kylie… here is the image resource suggested:
Just to clarify that this really is Kylie’s bottom, but judging by the article in The Independant, it seems that some airbrushing was involved to remove a fairly vital item of clothing.