I also prefer it when my data plan is siphoned by everyone else's instagram updates and "news."
Yep. And unless you live in the 15 largest US cities, data speeds are likely slow enough that your battery life will be about an hour, for the pathetic trickle speed of background data streaming keeping the Edge/3G/4G radio powered on.
I hope this comes to the iPhone - it would have to be an App. People who want it could install it. And those who dislike it needn't bother. Otherwise FaceBook obsessives may migrate to Android.
Isn't it already an app? With a small amount of OS integration, even.
Facebook should be doing an entire OS and also the Phone Hardware themselves! Is Zuckerberg being too timid? Or are they smart to just test the waters?
There is precedent. Apple is known for testing the waters, with iPod games preceding digital delivery via the App Store, iTunes on the Motorola ROKR preceding the iPhone, etc.
Facebook have just introduced a way to get targeted advertising on the home screen of your phone - even google didn't do this.
i hate Facebook so much, 95% of the posts on my newsfeed are such crap I find it depressing to even check my account.
Amazon got home screen ads on the Kindle, running a forked Android.
Try Twitter. It's like vegan Facebook, and most importantly, it lacks the implied obligation to Friend everyone you've ever met. I unfollowed a few of my acquaintances who only tweet about sports, but we can still view and message each other on demand, without navigating any monstrous privacy controls.