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    Default Facebook Home/Device

    Thoughts on if you see this changing anything more in the Mobile world, that already has FaceBook on many other devices and platforms.

    "The social giant also announced the HTC First, which is the first mobile device that will come pre-installed with Facebook's new Home software."

    http://www.androidcentral.com/facebook-phone-liveblog

    Another big push for Android or not so much....?
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    Default Re: Facebook Home/Device

    It will depend on the success of the phone and whether or not Facebook's Home software will be widely used. If so, I can see Apple and other manufacturers allowing a modified app onto their devices that caters to the Facebook Home software users.
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    Facebook said that people spend 20% of their time cells, so the phone makes sense. It isn't for me.
    I could paint a masterpiece with all the colors of your ignorance.
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    Default Re: Facebook Home/Device

    Not interested personally but curios to see how it does.
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    I see no need to give Facebook and Google a platform to harvest and sell supposedly anonymized data based on my use of the device and its apps... they already have enough hooks into my life. They don't need any more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kch50428 View Post
    I see no need to give Facebook and Google a platform to harvest and sell supposedly anonymized data based on my use of the device and its apps... they already have enough hooks into my life. They don't need any more.
    Same here and besides, I don't want or need to know what my friends are doing 24 hours a days and I don't want or need them to know what I'm doing all the time. I still cherish one's right to privacy.
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    Default Re: Facebook Home/Device

    I like Facebook where it is right now. Silo'ed off as an app and in use only when I want it. It should be part of the mobile experience, but not THE mobile experience.

    As for its affect on Android, I don't see it much differently than a manufacturer skin like HTC Sense or Samsung Touchwiz.

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    With a billion people using Facebook, that provides a sizable pool of people to potentially care about it. And the fact that it will not solely be on that HTC First phone but Android's heavy hitters as well could also make a difference.

    If nothing else, it'll just provide another platform for opponents of Apple's closed system to condemn it while praising Android's openness. And as always, could be a defining factor for those up for a new phone who've been sitting on the fence.
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    It's a great concept, but it runs on Android. I think bringing a live page of Facebook updates to iOS would be nice, and may be something coming in a later update. It's also funny to note that the man of Facebook, Mr. Z himself, still chooses to use an iPhone while pushing the platform on Android.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    It's a great concept, but it runs on Android. I think bringing a live page of Facebook updates to iOS would be nice, and may be something coming in a later update. It's also funny to note that the man of Facebook, Mr. Z himself, still chooses to use an iPhone while pushing the platform on Android.


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    But I think Apple wont allow it. They are really strict. Hmmmmm. let's see what happens though
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    Quote Originally Posted by alicepattinson View Post
    But I think Apple wont allow it. They are really strict. Hmmmmm. let's see what happens though
    Apple is working with Facebook constantly on integrating it more deeply. More is coming.


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    Looks very underwhelming. I'm happy with Facebook as it is on my iPhone 5. I don't need facebook to interfere in my other apps with pointless updates about people making a sandwich. To me it just seems like an intrusive privacy issue ridden excuse to release another crappy cheap phone. Meh!
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    the HTC First looks really cool and 'Home' i spend enough time on FB though. this would take it to therapist levels

    not for this kid
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    Default Re: Facebook Home/Device

    Looks absolutely pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cckgz4 View Post
    Looks absolutely pointless.
    To you yes. Also to me, I don't even use Facebook. But, there's a lot of people who's whole web experience lives in Facebook. Which sucks, but it exists. Some people are going to be really excited about a Facebook phone.
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    So many people that most would consider "tetchy" or "nerdy" are leaving Facebook, or just never had one, for "privacy" or other concerns. I just don't get it. It's the largest and greatest social tool in history, and people that generally love the future of technology don't use one of its biggest tools.

    Facebook is, and will continue to be, a huge force in communication, the Internet, and a big driver in mobile. They offer an awesome service and don't charge you for it. Sure, you see sponsored posts, but they are tailored to you personally and you'll oftentimes actually like what you see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    So many people that most would consider "tetchy" or "nerdy" are leaving Facebook, or just never had one, for "privacy" or other concerns. I just don't get it. It's the largest and greatest social tool in history, and people that generally love the future of technology don't use one of its biggest tools.

    Facebook is, and will continue to be, a huge force in communication, the Internet, and a big driver in mobile. They offer an awesome service and don't charge you for it. Sure, you see sponsored posts, but they are tailored to you personally and you'll oftentimes actually like what you see.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    This might help:

    Facebook is also terribly buggy and prone to hack attacks (happened to my dad).

    Twitter is just as bad in another sense from a developing standpoint as they restrict third-party app development and thus stifle innovation and hurt users.
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    it's a good read.
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    G+ is 10 times better then fb on many levels. It will never have the following fb does. I can't get a single person in my friends list to join G+, and most of them have gmail accounts. Facebook is total garbage but...
    I could paint a masterpiece with all the colors of your ignorance.
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    Default Re: Facebook Home/Device

    I don't need Facebook to be emphasized on my smartphone. I like the way that it is now on iOS.


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    Use it, but very little, like the set up as is.

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