On the Bleeding Edge

So after a little over a year, I finally got the newest version of the News Feed on Facebook, and it’s not even the beautiful design they unveiled in March of 2013! I spent all that time wanting to use and test this updated design, and I was relegated to sitting back and watching as others who had no idea what was going on were surprised and confused by this new look and feel of the Facebook experience.

I was one of the ones who actually went to Facebook to sign up for the new features within an hour of it being announced, and yet I was never fortunate enough to actually get to use it. For better or for worse, I enjoy getting the chance to try out and use new things. Even when they don’t exactly work the way you’d want, I really like getting the chance to try things out and break them to see how they work and what you can do with them.

I have also signed up to be one of the first people to get new Google features (“signing up” is really just checking a box), but so far I have yet to get a chance to really be one of the very first people to take advantage of a new set of features long before anybody else.

Basically the only thing(s) I really get to try early are iOS updates, and I love and cherish that opportunity. As a registered Apple developer (or at least as someone who has paid to get their device IDs enrolled in the program), I can and do install new versions of software on my phones and tablets before they are publically released, and it’s the most fun you can possibly imagine (for me).

All in all, I just wish it were possible to get the attention of software and hardware companies, to let them know that there are a select few of us out here who are really itching to get our hands on this stuff as soon as they make it. If you read this, and you’re in charge of deciding who gets new things rolled out to them, sign me up!!

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