"Hoping that users “worry more” about the quality of their photos seems like the wrong attitude to have. It’s worth noting that everyone I know who’s happiest with Facebook uploads whatever they want, including ugly, low-resolution photos, garbage meme-images, random, hyper-compressed videos, and the rest of the junk that they find interesting."
This is a surprisingly on-the-ball piece about what real design is all about. It's not just about making things look pretty. This is also the first really clear explanation I've seen for exactly why the good part of Google+ (the part that makes people want to use it, and causes surprisingly few complaints iMHO) is auto-awesome.