This made us smile. Star mobile developer Joe Hewitt just tweeted out the following missive roping Twitter, email and yes employer Facebook into a triumvirate of distraction, calling them “non-work related bookmarks.”
When asked to clarify what he meant in >140, Hewitt responded, “I just mean social media in general. Obviously I keep parts of Facebook open for work purposes, but I was referring to my recreational use of Facebook.”
Hewitt proposes relegating all recreational social media use to the “iPad/iPhone” realm, which is an interesting grouping in light of his boss Mark Zuckerberg’s statement today that “the iPad isn’t mobile” and the fact that Facebook does not yet have an iPad app.
So is he really going to quit social media?
Says Hewitt, “No of course not. Is that even possible these days? I was just thinking about restricting email and social media use to my iPad.”
Maybe we’ll be seeing that Facebook iPad app sooner than we think?
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Joe Hewitt created the Firefox browser with Blake Ross. He later went on to found Parakey with Blake, which was acquired by Facebook in 2007. He then worked at Facebook as a software engineer. In his spare time, Hewitt contributes to the iPhone development community. He released his own sample framework and code that is now being used in dozens of iPhone web applications. He also wrote the Facebook iPhone application. Joe is the creator of, and a regular...
Facebook is the world’s largest social network, with over 1 billion monthly active users. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004, initially as an exclusive network for Harvard students. It was a huge hit: in 2 weeks, half of the schools in the Boston area began demanding a Facebook network. Zuckerberg immediately recruited his friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin to help build Facebook, and within four months, Facebook added 30 more college networks. The original...