For years, there has been talk of a Facebook phone. Now, it's seems it's finally come to fruition.
In the interest of clarify, it's important to note that this isn't and end-to-end phone developed by Facebook. It's more-or-less an OS skin placed on top of an existing Android operating system.
Initially, some phones such as the HTC One X, HTC One X+, Samsung GALAXY S III and Samsung GALAXY Note II will be permitted to download Facebook Home, with more phones being supported in the coming months.
One Interesting thing that seems to have been forgotten, is that while this is a bold new step for the future of Facebook (as some may say), there seems to be no discernible target audience (other than Facebook users) for Facebook Home. I don't see droves of iPhone users moving in the direction of Android because of this. I also don't see this sparking new interest in smartphones by those who'd rather have a standard feature phone (yes, there are still those people out there). I guess I don't see the point.
My fear is that we enabling a culture of oversharing, annoying loudmouths who will see no other benefit than to annoyingly overshare every single moment of their otherwise mundane lives with the rest of the populace. All the while Facebook will be harvesting the last notions of privacy for more ways to sell ads and otherwise make money off the end user. Dick move, Zuck.
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