Facebook Lite Competing with Twitter?
Facebook Lite was rolled out to a few more users than they had intended overnight, allowing us to get a sneak peek at Facebook's new slicker version.
Facebook Lite is intended as just that, a faster, simpler version of facebook, and it looks like it will be a direct competitor to twitter. In April, myspace launched a similar program called 'Myspace Lite'.
Apparently the lite version was removed as quickly as it was posted, and facebook released a message saying more people than they had intended were given access to it.
“You have been selected as a beta tester for Facebook Lite!
We are building a faster, simpler version of Facebook that we call Facebook Lite. It’s not finished yet and we have plenty of kinks to work out, but we would love to get your feedback on what we have built so far.
Check out Facebook Lite now at http://lite.facebook.com.”
It looks like Facebook has tonight turned on a feature called “Facebook Lite” for some users to test out. We’re getting bombarded by tips about it, and some of us are seeing it as well. Unfortunately, it appears that it may not be fully ready for prime time yet, but we have more information and what looks to be a screenshot below, so keep reading.