Posts Tagged ‘friends’

Facebook Fail?

Written by Nexcerpt on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 in Patterns & News.
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Poor design of new systems (or of extensions to current systems) can create conflicts that are difficult or impossible to overcome. If you capture data beyond what you can interpret, or data insufficient for your needs (or with insufficient granularity) all the analysis in the world won’t improve your understanding of that data. And, if the design actually prevents the collection of essential data, no fix is possible.

We may be seeing the limits of scalability, due in part to design failure, play out at Facebook right now.

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FaceBook Friend F***up

Written by Nexcerpt on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 in Patterns & News.
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Danny Sullivan asks: Why does Facebook have to F with everything?

Danny makes a number of stinging observations about the perverse distortions of reality euphemistically called “FaceBook Upgrades,” concluding:

It’s f’ing simple. Ask people. Ask people what they want. Hey, you want a strip of pictures at the top of your page? No? Click this X to get rid of it. Want this box of friends to show? Here’s an X to get rid of it. Is this stuff linked to privacy settings? Then make the X or whatever take you directly to those controls.

Facebook exhaustion. I swear, this is what’s killing you for me.

Danny, it gets worse: the F’s at FB took away the only [X] that had any real value.

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