Why I don't want Facebook Home

Sat Apr 13, 2013

In case you haven’t heard: Facebook Home displays pictures from your timeline in full-screen on your Android homescreen. But, there’s a small problem with this. I think The Verge said it best: Facebook Home is beautiful, but what if your friends aren’t? The official marketing materials include sublime pics like this one:

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Wow, gorgeous! But a quick perusal of my Facebook feed is enough to convince me that the possibility of such artful photography appearing on a regular basis is despairingly slim. This is what I’d see:

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Or:

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No thanks. I’ll stick with my boring austere homescreen. I think the problem here is a classic one: wrong audience.



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