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  • laettis83 laettis83 Apr 6, 2013 8:20 PM Flag

    Facebook Home, discussion. Will it make a difference?

    Can someone please explain how this is any different then what is already on every smartphone? This article makes it sound as if Android doesn't have an FB app...

    "We believe that some of our users, particularly our younger users, are aware of and actively engaging with other products and services similar to, or as a substitute for, Facebook. For example, we believe that some of our users have reduced their engagement with Facebook in favor of increased engagement with other products and services such as Instagram," Facebook wrote.
    "By making Facebook Home, the company has effectively solved this problem. It has put the social network right in front of hundreds of millions of Android users, as the company seeks to boost engagement."

    Here we have an article that makes a statement on something that is not even confirmed. They even use the words "EFFECTIVELY SOLVED", when they have no idea what the final result will be: "By making Facebook Home, the company has effectively solved this problem." How on earth do they know whether this will solve any problems FB has from fleeing users? This is called wishful thinking.

    Anyway, they actually believe that they will PREVENT people from leaving FB just because it will integrated into a home screen so you don't have to open an app?? Am I reading this correctly?? I cannot for the love of me grasp the fact that this will change anything in acquiring new users, nor preventing existing young users(as FB themselves are writing) from leaving...HTC phone will have an integrated version of FB Home, while all other phones need it to be downloaded as app. How many phones does HTC sell? Not many at all compared to Galaxy and iPhone, that's for sure.

    People that use FB actively will probably get this app. But for people that don't care about FB, is this suppose to make them use this service? When this ends up without results, FB will announce its entrance in Search Engine. Mark my words. It will be the final segment for them to enter.

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    • All of these dumb dog and pony press events are a sure sign of a wall street stock scam.
      FB is best short now.
      FB target $0.00
      It will not survive the next 2 years, but the stock will hit

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      • I agree with you on that one. Longterm, I see this as dead. As the time passes and we get the results from implemented changes, FB will be forced to continue with their announcements. As I said, last one that will give a stock a temporary boost is the Search Engine. And when that finally fails, which it will(There is a reason why Google dominates search, and that with a big D!), FB will not have anything else to show for and stock will plummet! This may take a year or two, but will eventually happened.

    • I have no idea if it will make a difference but I like that FB is at least trying to innovate. You have to evolve especially in social networking as the next "big thing" could be here tomorrow.

    • Also, just to point out; Obviously, the HTC phone will be the only phone "pre-installed" with this option. While for ALL other phones you will need to download the app and install it physically. Please take a look at % of HTC marketshare compared to flagships Galaxy and iPhone, along with Nokias slow increase in marketshare with its W8 OS and Lumia 920.

      If you are sick and tired of FB, and as a user really don't care about FB, how will this make ANY difference whatsoever?

      I use FB frequently and consider myself an active user. I will probably install this app. So will many other active users. At least just to see its functions. Other then that, why would you install the app?

      Discussion is welcome!

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