This is one of those stories that I sincerely hope is a joke, as Samsung is good at a lot things, but I can’t imagine starting a social media network to compete with Facebook is one of them. According to The Korea Times, the service, known internally as “Samsung Facebook,” will be integrated with Amazon’s cloud computing platform and launched sometime in the first quarter of next year.
“The eventual goal is to expand our social media service across different devices from different companies across different mobile platforms. That includes cameras, televisions and blue-ray players…By the end of the year, we will have a polished and finished version of Family Story that will be offered first to Samsung device users for free. The new service will become available in the first quarter of next year at the earliest,” a Samsung official said.
Honestly, I hope this is a joke, Samsung shouldn’t be interested in attempting to create a Facebook competitor even if it’s on a smaller scale, an area many bright minds have tried and failed. I think we are all about to get Samsung’d. Just my two cents.