Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 10th May 2013 22:34 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "The reviews are in: Facebook Home, Mark Zuckerberg's grandiose stab at totally controlling our mobile experience, is an unmitigated disaster. On Wednesday, AT&T announced that it was dropping the price of the HTC First smartphone, which comes with Facebook Home built in, from $99 to 99 cents. Think about that: a new smartphone, priced to jump off the shelves at Dollar General. It's a great deal, but it is also hugely embarrassing for Zuckerberg. [...] For confirmation we need only look at the Google Play store, where the Facebook Home app, which can be installed on select Android phones, has now fallen to the No. 338 ranking in the category of free apps. That's 200 spots lower than it ranked just two weeks ago." Totally did not see this coming whatsoever.
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Refusing to upgrade facebook...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 10th May 2013 23:11 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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Lets see how long they let me use an old version. No chat heads! I'm opposed on moral grounds.

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HangLoose Member since:

I gotta tell you dude, I think it is brilliant.

Specially if you, like me, have lots of people that send you messages through FB instead of SMS.

The little heads get stacked together and is so much easier to "multi-task" from what you are doing, i.e. browsing, to sending a small text and back.

Facebook home I always thought it was a bit meh. Since my friends usually suck at taking pictures that interest me. ;) Flickr home though would be awesome.

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nej_simon Member since:

You can disable the chat heads though.

But the new client asks for a lot of new permission which is a bit scary.

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