Shock and awe
If there was a theme among the many and varied announcements on day one of Facebook’s f8 event, it was ‘shock and awe.’ This was the company facing up to its critics and showing it wasn’t going to back away.
If last week’s earnings report showed recent scandals hadn’t affected Facebook’s bottom line, yesterday showed they hadn’t affected its ambition either.
And some of that ambition was down right brazen, given the conversations that have swirled around the media of late. The dating service is particular raised eyebrows in certain quarters.