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Facebook Home, its subtle impact and what it means to Facebook

0. phoneArena posted on 06 Apr 2013, 20:41

Home is far reaching, but its near-term impact is far more subtle, we explore how Facebook did it right...

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posted on 06 Apr 2013, 20:43 2

1. ddurand (Posts: 7; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)

I dont see this taking off the way they expect it to.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 23:01 2

2. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)

it is so ironic to see this facebook become so important in people's life all around the world! i personally have an account but thats just for studies and thats it. TBH i dont trust this new era of so called "CLOUD COMPUTING" with all these sites like Facebook, google +, dropbox, to name few. i once had my yahoo account compromised. after that i dont trust these kinda of sites at all. i would prefer offline data than uploading to these untrusted sites even if they give me free space. people should understand it by now why do they give us free spaces? they definitely get a lot of money even after giving free space to millions of people

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 23:54 1

3. Maxwell.R (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)

Such solutions are available to avoid the "free" services, but they are an expression of money as well. You can find hosted Exchange email from thousands of vendors around the world, no ads, no data mining, etc, but generally cost between $125 and $300 per year (or more) depending on what you are using. The same can be accomplished with cloud storage, but again, it is an expression of "how much for how much?"

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 01:14

4. AamirSIII (banned) (Posts: 187; Member since: 04 Oct 2012)

u r right. but i was just talking about facebook, twitter, google +, instagram and many services of such where people can upload their personal stuff. i know there are privacy settings available but people should consider that they are giving away their privacy to these huge companies anyways! even if one pays for the encrypted and extreme security of these services these are still vulnerable to great dangers online!

i personally dont trust these so called "SOCIAL" sites... i feel like these sites have actually increased the distances b/w people. i have almost never used facebook and im very good without it!

but again, thats just me :D

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 03:25 3

5. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 813; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Facebook home is an amazing app. Its fast, fluid, with various features. I dont understand how they created something so amazing when they couldn't even create a good facebook standalone app

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 12:13

7. Stuntman (Posts: 839; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

Have you seen it work in landscape mode yet? Right now, the FB app sucks in landscape, especially when using a tablet.

posted on 07 Apr 2013, 13:45 2

6. MyJobSux (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

I could care less. Ever been anywhere and there was that one person that just kept talking about everything and wouldnt shut up? Its annoying, well, Facebook is like that but you dont have to actually listen in unless you want to. So whats so bad about it? If that person is a family member or friend that announces personal info about you such as 'Rob and his family will be visiting us for the whole weekend, cant wait!'. You didnt tell anyone your going to be out of town but that idiot family member did. Social networking is dangerous, stupid and gives away too much becuase people are inherintly stupid loud mouths that gab too much as it is. The last thing they need is a much broader platform to broadcast on.

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