Schnitzel-loving Boris, Dave and Robert are all talking about the closed system that is Facebook. A few weeks back I called Facebook ‘an ad hoc engine for folding time’. It turns out that Facebook is also a massive time vacuum, sucking up my time by making me double the places I go to do basic stuff on the web.
As you might expect, I made a diagram (click for larger version):
The solution is obvious, and not particularly new. Facebook needs to, upon request, push all the stuff in the right-hand column back over to the left-hand column. Unfortunately, all we’ve got at the moment are endless, useless messages saying “Bob’s written on your wall. Click this link to see what he wrote.”