The New Facebook

Everybody is talking about the new facebook now. I quickly got into some love-hate relationship with it. The day when it was launched it caused so much trouble that they had to revert back to the old interface. I think it is still not clear when they are going to bring back the new version. And it would be so difficult for us to plan for both the old and new features in our upcoming apps…

The Unintended Benefit

I always knew there is something I call the “unintended benefit”, that is a consequence of how we engage certain problems in our daily living. It’s unintended because you never meant to get that benefit but you get it anyway just because you did something to an unrelated problem.

To be unintended, it has to be unforseened as well, and most usually the benefit will go unnoticed as well, until you finally realise it. That is why it’s quite hard for me to think of actual examples to tell. However, I manage to catch 2 of these situation just before the benefit is realised…