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the crowded graveyard of forgotten Facebook product failures. Remember “Home,” the Facebook-enabled home screen for Android phones, launched with much fanfare in 2013, Zuck appearing alongside the CEO of the soon-to-be-disappointed smartphone maker HTC? Or Facebook’s misguided bet on HTML5 in 2012, which slowed the mobile app to a frustrating crawl? How about Facebook’s first version of search, available in English only, mostly useful for checking out your friends’ single female friends, and since discontinued?* The stand-alone mobile app Paper, which was a shameless rip-off of Flipboard?† Some unlaunched products I can’t name consumed considerable resources, dying internally after Zuck changed his mind and shut them down. If he’s a product genius, then there’s lots of serendipity counterbalancing his divine madness. I had no idea what I was doing, but neither did the other product managers, from what I could tell. We were all making it up as we went along, some of us more skillfully than others. Garcia Martinez, Antonio. Chaos Monkeys (p. 302). Harper Paperbacks. Kindle Edition. Garcia Martinez, Antonio. Chaos Monkeys (pp. 282-283). Harper Paperbacks. Kindle Edition. Garcia Martinez, Antonio. Chaos Monkeys (p. 282). Harper Paperbacks. Kindle Edition.

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