My conversation with ex-Facebook CTO and Quora co-founder Adam D’Angelo
Similarly, we will see the focus shift to quality and right information (and not the latest.) And that is why I think sharing of knowledge is going to be a lot more important in the future.
This is probably the best takeaway quote from Om Malik’s interview with Quora’s Adam D’Angelo.
Definitely worth a read.
The Facebook iOS app is horribly slow, but apparently that will change in the not too distant future thanks to a reasonably large rewrite, moving away from being mostly a HTML5 browser to a native Objective-C app.
The New York Times agrees, and they’ve gotten a few Facebook engineers to promise, off the record, that the next version of the app will be better. It’s being rebuilt in native Objective-C (the current app mostly uses HTML5), it’ll be faster, and it’ll actually work the way it’s supposed to work, letting you use Facebook as normal from your iPhone.
This can’t come soon enough in my opinion, it pains me to spend any more than a few seconds in the current Facebook iOS app, more often I opt to use my MacBook Air if I need to do anything more than a simple status update.
Facebook Camera for iPhone
The Verge has a decent hands-on video with the new Facebook Camera app. It’s quite nice.
Apart from getting an extra hook into their users, the biggest feature at play here seems to be batch uploading.