The verdict is in: No one cares about Facebook Home
Long story short? Websites that posted reviews of the HTC First/Facebook Home last night saw smaller-than-usual web traffic numbers. Not smaller-than-usual for a major release, but smaller-than-usual period.
"if I were Facebook and I saw our chartbeat page for the Facebook Home review, I'd have a panic attack" - Sam Biddle
"I think that was the lowest traffic review I've ever written or seen," Biddle tells me.
It's not terribly surprising, but this can't be a terribly happy day at Facebook HQ. It will be interesting to see just how much effort Facebook puts into this experiment - will they double down (which, as we know, always goes well) or will they find a market that just doesn't care that much about Facebook?