nikitonsky: Why is nobody excited about these “yesterday”/“2 days ago”/“a week ago” labels?

Because they pretend to speak human language, but they actually don’t. For a human, yesterday is “at the day before”, “between 0am..11:59pm the day before today”.

No human uses “less that 24 hours” as the definition of “yesterday”. Computers, unfortunately, do. Add here that different implementations calculate “yesterday” differently (even on the same service) → lack of trust → less useful.

And don’t get me started on “12 days ago”. This is complete bullshit. No human thinks in terms of “5+ days ago”. Last week—maybe. But not this.

(don’t use “last week/month/year”, too — it becomes too vague. Use specific day)

Thanks syL for the pictures

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