I am on Facebook In fact, I would be shocked to find a person who has never been part of Facebook from my generation. We grew up in a culture were social media flourished and become mainstream. There are times where I can literally find myself doing absolutely nothing on Facebook, yet I still keep it. I remember when Myspace was popular and I was hesitant to join Facebook. I did not see it becoming as big as it has. I did not like the lack of customization. However, it all won me over in the end and I can remember those early years when Facebook was exciting and new. They had games, groups, pages to like, and all sorts of things that I had never grown to expect from the site. Looking back, I probably wasted far too much time on the site and now I more or less keep it because it is far more convenient in terms of contacting family and friends.
Of all these things that Facebook has done, I have to wonder why I should care about the new apps coming out. From what I have gather the idea is that it turns your android phone into a device that is dedicated to Facebook at all times. I can understand the use for those who truly love the site, but I find that this is just a lazy excuse for not developing their own phone in a market full of crappy phones. For moths we have been hearing news of this elusive and secret “Facebook Phone” and now it is revealed to be called Facebook Home and it is just a bunch of apps that turn your current phone into the Facebook Phone. Maybe I am looking at this from the wrong perspective, but to me this seems unnecessary. Androids and Iphones have standalone Facebook apps already, so why would I want to add more to that list. What is Facebook offering that I cannot obtain through that app to begin with? It makes little sense to me, but maybe you can determine this from some angle that I have yet to see.