Pick your survey, and one of the top activities on a smartphone is to use Facebook. That’s what the new Facebook Home is all about, making it easier for Facebook users to get Facebook. But it also makes another top activity — search — harder to do.
On Android devices, search is almost always just one touch away. Most current devices have a Google Search bar at the top, while older devices have the old-style search button at the bottom.
Facebook Home turns search into at least a two-touch, or two-step, process. It doesn’t appear to be a purposeful move to somehow oust Google. In fact, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemed full of praise for Google and wanting not to impact what people’s search experiences are. Rather, it almost feels like an oversight.
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