Facebook Home's road to success will be a marathon, not a sprint
29th May 2013 | 20:15
It's a long road to the top if you're Facebook Home
Facebook may be one of the most dominant social networks of all time, but the company has struggled to find its footing beyond the confines of the world wide web.
It's strange to think of Facebook Home having 1 million users being a bit of a disappointment, but when you consider more than 1 billion members utilize Facebook globally, the disparity is hard to ignore.
That doesn't seem to bother the executives at the social network though, as they see the adoption and growth of Facebook Home as a long haul effort.
Speaking at the D: All Things D conference on Wednesday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg talked a bit about the network's vision for Home.
"I think it will be a long road. [The smartphone is] an incredibly powerful device and social device," Sandberg said.
"We believe that the phone will get re-organized around people - Home is the first iteration of that."
Even those who have been brave enough to make the jump to Home have a fair share of complaints, but Sandberg promised those voices are being heard.
"We consider [Home] a v.1, a very early version," Sandberg said. "We would love if we could put out a v.1 version and get everything right."
Home is supposed to be updated monthly, and time will tell if Sandberg and the rest of the Facebook team are right in believing Home has what it takes to survive amidst the rapidly changing smartphone landscape.
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