It looks like Facebook is testing a new feature that uses collected data about social patterns, along with the latest predictive thought algorithms from the Facebook Data research team, to provide comments from the future. Or it could be a weird bug in the timezone software related to the recent DST switch.
I got to try out the feature last night, though it really just looks like a DST bug.
Kidding aside (that’s a real screengrab), Facebook’s has impressive timestamping code, that given a date in the future, produced a “tomorrow” datestamp, rather than “error” or an absolute date.
But if it is a future comments feature, I’m for it. For example, friends may leave you a comment, warning, No, don’t go out with that person, timestamped a little less than month from now, or an ER nurse can FutureComment, “look BOTH ways before crossing”, timestamped next Thursday. Like News Feed, users would grow to accept this clearly useful function.
2 comments on DSTopian Future
1. Lena says:
Happy to have you back on domnit.org
2. Cassandra says:
DSTopia… that is brilliant.
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