Facebook’s January 15th Media Event – World’s Best Kept Secret

In few hours time we shall know the secret. But the hype has been on and the secret very well kept. So well guarded that one is tempted to think there might not be a secret after all. This one beats Apple’s secrecy of Steve Jobs era. Not a single hint. But all pointing to a “big event” and possibly a smartphone OS or hardware.

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News reporters have combed every corner, sniffed every package, and dug every gutter. They came up with err…… nothing! A TechCrunch columnist, M.G. Siegler puts it all down in a colorful way:

“In The Lord of the Rings, when Sauron’s forces capture Gollum, they torture him in Mordor but are only able to get two things out of him: “Shire” and “Baggins”. Over the past few days, we’ve had similar frustrations in trying to track down the content of the Facebook event taking place this coming Tuesday. Despite hounding a number of people who might be in the know, the only discernible things we were able to come up with was: “big deal” and “mobile”. Interesting, but way too vague. But we endured. And now we have a bit more information. And that information points to a Facebook Phone …of some sort.”

Whatever it is that Facebook has up its sleeves, we shall soon know. But till the event comes up in few hours time, your guess is good as mine. What do you thing we shall see come 15th January 2013?

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