“myspace keeps doing what everybody really wants, and it happens instantly.”
She said they respond to feedback, “As soon as you think of something, it’s in there.”
She said, “It’s always evolving. It changes constantly. There’s always something new.”
I asked if these changes were disruptive or made it harder to use
when nothing stays the same, and she gave me that
Skyler’s comment about how myspace keeps changing and growing organically, almost every day,
is a passionate user’s view of what the developer’s call quick release
cycles. Where software developers are typically on release cycles of 6
months to a year, the Threadless guys said that even two weeks
was a little long. In fact, virtually all of the web 2.0-ish folks at
the conference mentioned these quick release cycles as crucial.
There are a ton of issues, obviously, like what happens when a new
release breaks something that previously worked. The Threadless guys
said that happens, but only rarely, and they just do a rollback. Skyler
said she’s seen things break on myspace, but nobody seems to care much
since they know it’ll probably be fixed tomorrow.