Go Home, Home

Facebook has rethought the mobile experience with their new flavor of Android, Home:

Introducing Facebook Home

The family of apps that puts your friends at the heart of your phone.

With Home, everything on your phone gets friendlier. From the moment you turn it on, you see a steady stream of friends’ posts and photos. Upfront notifications and quick access to your essentials mean you’ll never miss a moment. And you can keep chatting with friends, even when you’re using other apps.

This phone is clearly not for me.

When I described Home to my wife in the car earlier today, she replied, “I don’t like the sound of it. Most of my friends’ lives aren’t all that exciting to me.” I agree with her. The lives of most of the people I’m connected to on Facebook aren’t very interesting either, so having their updates front-and-center on my phone doesn’t appeal to me (conversely, I don’t think my life is exciting to most of the people I’m connected to on Facebook).

I do acknowledge there are probably a lot of people this does appeal to. People who have to be constantly updated every time a friend eats a cupcake or wipes his/her ass or takes a picture of his/her kid. No thanks.

My life is to be lived, not to follow what everyone else I know is doing.