Contact Us

Facebook’s New ‘Home’ Ad Proving Controversial

Facebook Home

Usually when Facebook draws the ire of the collective internet it’s because it’s made a change to its format. But this time it’s one of the social network giant’s TV commercials that has the Web firing off a barrage of negative comments.

The spot is for Facebook’s new Home phone feature. In the ad, a man uses Home on an airplane, which brings his Facebook photos to life, eventually prompting the flight attendant to tell him to turn his phone off.

Like many commercials, the ad isn’t meant to be taken literally. But, even while suspending disbelief, a general consensus has developed around the ad being really, really dumb.

Since comments have been disabled on the YouTube version of the ad, disgruntled viewers have taken to the Facebook page for Facebook Mobile to voice their displeasure. Here is a sampling of criticism:

Facebook home

You can watch the ad below. Do you think it deserves all the derision?

Subscribe to TheFW on

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheFW

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for TheFW quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!