Twitter released it’s latest update for the I-phone last week, version 3.3 – And the feedback was awful. According to a Mashable poll 81% of users found this an intrusive and un-necessary update. The new features that offer trending information hovered above the users screen being a nuisance. The average user doesn’t care for the stats, they just want to Tweet.
Reading this made me ask the question “Are constant updates and upgrades a good thing?”
I invested in an I-pad 6 months ago and the app fever hit me. I downloaded games, publications, books, documents and anything I thought would make my life easier, provide great insight and look good!
The initial buzz was great, I was engrossed in all my new options and toys and the great thing was that if there was a bug in the system, it would be fixed and updated. Brilliant.
However, as the months have have moved on, I now live in fear of the update. Today, for example, I had 10 updates available. By the time I logged onto the wireless, downloaded them, one by one as they can’t download at the same time, I was over the whole process and haven’t been into the Apps to see what these “updates” are.
Now, I’m not saying that updates are all bad. I think they are essential for progress. I’m just not sure we need them every other week just because they thought of something new.
As the saying goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”