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Facebook working on mobile app for celebrities only

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Facebook working on mobile app for celebrities only
Imagine what it must feel like to be a celebrity. It would mean having to be a member of the same social media networks as <ugh>, everyday people. It would mean having to send a tweet over the same network that even journalists use! No wonder Justin Bieber wakes up so upset every morning,with a chip on his shoulder. Why, it could be the same reason that Amanda Bynes went off the deep end. After all, it's bad enough that celebrities have to use the same oxygen as undertakers, teachers, PhoneArena writers and butchers. Now they have to share Facebook with the common people.

Well Mr. or Mrs. Celebrity, Facebook heard you and is working on a mobile app that is just for you! Designed to make it easier for celebrities to deal with fans, and at the same time giving celebrities a reason to choose Facebook over, say, Twitter, testing is in progress for what is being called the VIP app. And some of those celebrities are in the midst of testing it right now.

The billion dollar question is, what defines a celebrity? Whatever Facebook decides to make that determination, those using the VIP app will be able to see what everyone is saying about them and will be able to respond to fans. While Facebook has made tracking public posts easier by adding hashtags, Twitter is still the easiest for responding to conversations by using @user to reply. The VIP app is supposed to cover that gap for Facebook.
 
No time frame has been given as to when the VIP app will be launched. But if you're a major celebrity who shudders at the thought of sharing this planet with the rest of us, we bet you can't wait.

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 14 Aug 2013, 01:42 2

1. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


lol, the first paragraph cracked me up. anyway, they have time to make this BS but they wont make an app for WP8?
Facebook WTF!

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 02:09 1

2. tadaa (Posts: 234; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Yeah, and no tablet app for android as well. And their official app still sucks.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 08:30

6. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Yeah, I think the Facebook development team has higher priorities than making a ridiculous VIP app.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 02:20

3. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


would be interesting to find out if i could somehow get on this app. i share my name with one well known book writer and a pop manager for one the most famous bands in the world. Can you guess who i am?

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 04:12 2

4. Lawliet (Posts: 160; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


WTF is this sh!t...

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 06:54

5. AfterShock (Posts: 2615; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


As far as I'm concerned, its already for the birds.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 12:22

7. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 630; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


What is wrong with developers at Facebook? These idiots keep dining this kind of stupidity. First Facebook phone, now this.. Epic fail..

posted on 15 Aug 2013, 09:07

8. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 194; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Eh it'll eventually leak

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