I like how Facebook just changes its UI somewhat randomly. I am sure they announce this stuff somewhere but from a casual users perspective its pretty annoying. I log on to FB tonight and notice the “Share” field is now gone and I have to click an option of what I want to share:
So is this how the cloud works? Will applications in the cloud “just change” one day when a user logs in? I wonder how this would fly in real enterprises. I know when I worked at a large company in IT there had to be all kinds of training, warnings, etc that a new version was coming. This just seems to easy to frustrate the average employee.
One key thing that may distinguish cloud based applications from on premise custom applications is that they are so intuitive it doesn’t even matter if the stuff changes. Unfortunately FB has not been so intuitive. I remember several changes totally frustrated me in the past. This one change is minor but its funny how I immediately noticed it because I could just click in a field and start typing!