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Facebook Refocusing on Web Access Over App Access

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Mar 31, 2011, 4:22 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Facebook today announced the forthcoming re-launch of, which will represent a new direction for the company's mobile efforts. The wholly re-realized web site is said to be accessible from a much wider range of handsets and mobile browsers, and offers a simpler tool set to users. Facebook says that moving forward, it will focus more on how users access its services from mobile web browsers rather than dedicated mobile applications. "We are internalizing our own strategies around HTML5 to prove out that this emphasis on the mobile Web can actually work," said Erick Tseng, Facebook's head of mobile. "Yes, there is going to be a day when the majority of folks have something that looks more like an Android, but I don't believe that's going to happen in the next year, probably not the next two years." The revised web site is going to be rolled out to all of Facebook's 250 million mobile users over the coming weeks.

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Mar 31, 2011, 6:17 PM

A good way to kill a phone

Facebook FOR ANY PLATFORM ASIDE FROM FULL FEATURE WEB is dismal at best! I would even go as far to say its a "fragmented, bloated, and crash prone (insert a negative flame here,)" app. I have supported my friends', families', and customers' devices for a long while. I cannot mention how many times I ask a basic troubleshooting question "Is your internet workin?" The response is increasingly familiar: "NO! FACEBOOK IS NOT WORKING!" ROFL Laughing That's another story though. Back on track, there is one thing that FB must do to make portable Facebooking better: Enhanced sms setup options. I have personally seen it many times. SMS inbound as high as 70K a month. 70K divided by 30 divided by 12=194 sms an hour, every hour for 12 hours straigh...
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