The Facebook Home disaster - Salon.com
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Mobile!
Stashed in: Facebook!
Andrew Leonard sticks a fork in Facebook Home:
The reviews are in: Facebook Home, Mark Zuckerberg’s grandiose stab at totally controlling our mobile experience, is an unmitigated disaster.
Even worse: More than half of Facebook Home’s 15,000 user reviews give the app just one star. A typical review:
Uninstalled after 1 min
Just takes a nice phone and ruins the interface. Waste of time.
The numbers represent a remarkable rejection of an initiative that Facebook pushed with a high-profile national advertising campaign and a dog-and-pony rollout at its Menlo Park headquarters. Smartphone users are announcing, loud and clear, that they do not want Facebook in charge of their interface with the mobile universe.
The good news is that Facebook did not waste a lot of money developing hardware.