Microsoft pokes fun at Facebook Home and Mark Zuckerberg

The big news in the tech world today is the official reveal of Facebook Home, a series of apps that will be made for Android-based smartphones that is supposed to make the Facebook experience front and center on the phone, rather than just one app.

It didn't take long for Microsoft to poke (no pun intended) a little fun at Facebook Home and Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Microsoft's Windows Phone Twitter page posted up a note that slightly paraphrased Zuckerberg's statement during today's press conference that Facebook Home will be centered around people.

 

The comparison is apt in that Microsoft has promoted Windows Phone in general, and Windows Phone 8 in particular, as an operating system that was made to be customized by Windows Phone device owners, with features such as the Start screen with customizable Live Tiles, the People hub to collect messages from several social networks and more.

Of course, Microsoft is a long time investor in Facebook and has partnered with the company on some projects, including integrating Facebook features in Microsoft's Bing search service.

Source: Microsoft | Image via Facebook

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> wp8 has no official facebook app

it has it full featured built in to the OS, the official facebook app, anyd many other apps in the store that do similar things, and of course there's the mobile site which is very similar to the official app on iOS.

Yes, people will still get a boner for facebook apps, but seeing all content for everyone's social media profiles in one place is genuinely a better proposition.

As for the lock screen stuff, as neat as it is, it's just an extension of what wp8 has. Yes, it's nice for non wp8 users, but microsoft have definitely been leading the curve here with people-centric OS-level features. let's hope WP8 blue sees them leapfrog this 'app' from facebook again.

MorganX said,
>>I think facebook is extremely overrated. don't get me wrong. I am using it too<<

roflmao. OK. Let me know when you, and a billion others top using it.


Are you just stupid or pretending to be?
You have seen the downfall of Myspace right? Noone thought it was going anywhere in its heyday. Look where it is now.

>>but what if people decide to go to somewhere else. like google plus or anything.<<

Hasn't happened, google+ is a graveyard and myspace, does that even exist anymore?


Hasn't happened YET. Google+ is quite active nowadays and not the graveyard you think it is. I don't use it but I do see it being used.

>>I have both android and windows phone. Facebook official app is as buggy as unofficial app in windows phone.<<

I have all 3. WP, iOS, Android. iOS and Android are virtually identical, rock solad, with instant notifications and messaging. No refresh issues and support timeline view. Not sure how old your app is. I'm using iPhone 4s, HTC One X+, and Lumia 920 & HTC 8X.


haha iOS and Android are virtually identical. sure, somehow its hard to believe you have all these phones with such a ridiculous claim like that

@Shadowzz yeah, that's what people are saying about MS in 2014. And your response ... right. Let me know when everyone stops using it. I suppose it was stupid for MS to integrate it in their Mobile OS since we're all waiting for it to suddenly disappear into irrelevance.

I think Microsoft reminded SuckerBurg that again he is stealing other peoples ideas. Because the Guy Belfiore (if I spelled it right) use that slogan of putting the "people around you first" was what he always said. Now Sucker has stolen it just like he stole the FB idea from the Twins.

TechieXP1969 said,
Now Sucker has stolen it just like he stole the FB idea from the Twins.

Somebody watched The Social Network.

TechieXP1969 said,
I think Microsoft reminded SuckerBurg that again he is stealing other peoples ideas. Because the Guy Belfiore (if I spelled it right) use that slogan of putting the "people around you first" was what he always said. Now Sucker has stolen it just like he stole the FB idea from the Twins.

Yea because those two idiots were totally the first people ever to have the idea to build a social network.

SharpGreen said,

Yea because those two idiots were totally the first people ever to have the idea to build a social network.

Its more luck then anything else.

Around the same timeframe, in Holland you had (still have) Hyves. And while the whole world was already addicted to Facebook, the Dutch where not really using it. Hyves remained strong until the last couple of years.
But mainly cause Hyves went the wrong way with their paid services and other mumbo jumbo

Milton_Fine said,
What a douche, nobody likes facebook or wants it just take down that stupid site.

I'm pretty sure I'm a body.

j2006 said,
He pretty much walked into that one by using Windows Phone's motto "putting people first.".

That was particularly egregious... LOL

Windows Phone has been putting people first since 2010. Facebook is integrated into the OS in a non-intrusive manner. Gotta love the People Hub in WP8.

I feel like I'm trolling at this point, but seriously...what business does Facebook even have trying something like this given the total fail that their Android app is. Most people I know use their web browser over the app...

I don't really have trouble with Facebook's Android app. But I don't see myself actually desiring a Facebook app that replaces my homescreen and floods me with images from friends. If you've seen the images that my friends post, they're not that good (lol). I prefer to keep my phone as my phone and bring up apps as I need them. The only integration I appreciate are customizable notifications.

Why get windows phone if you can get the same functionality on Android? No reason and that why no one is buying windows phone.

Shadowzz said,
you serious? or just trolling?

Windows phone has not been a huge success and I don't think it ever will be but let's say someone wants a people centric view of their world and now they can get it on Android without taking a leap into the unknown with windows phone.

Maybe he (whoever twitted that) is bitter because Facebook's Home (as crappy as it might be) attracted more media attention than People Hub.

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