Mobile Industry Review were about to write something undoubtedly well constructed about the Skypephone S2 and Facebook integration, but then Ken, a MIR reader, sent them over his thoughts… Thus reader generated content, superb.
Ken’s view on Facebook wasn’t the best, it isn’t that he disliked it, just didn’t feel the need for it, so as he says himself, “it was with some trepidation that I approached FB when given the chance to try out a SkypePhone recently. Would my meagre assortment of friends do the business? Could I actually like this?”
In short the answer is yes. And why? Because Facebook on a phone works, especially in Ken’s case the messaging service it provides and the friends link, something he refers to as ‘killer’. This link gives you the update statuses of your friends, each with an option to message or call. The pull of this is the context it gives to your next meeting, knowing the state of mind of a pal or what they’ve been up to, “the serendipity that FB on my phone is starting to engender is eye-opening [...] If it’s fast and easy, people will do it. 3 have removed the pain and mobilised something I never thought I’d enjoy.”
Ken’s complete reaction was posted by Ewan here and is worth having a look at if you’re either tempted by the S2 or indeed a Facebook-aholic.