In a world where you can get pretty much anything in a “diet” version with zero calories (well, in the food and drinks category at least) we can also soon enjoy a lighter version of Facebook called “Facebook Lite”.
This new version of the site comes with less features and no applications (no more invitations to find out what kind of fruit you are, yihaa!). You can update your status, look at events, upload pictures and videos as well as view other users profiles – and that’s about it. I guess we can call it “an advanced version of Twitter”?
According to Facebook’s own numbers, 70% of the 270 million users come from other countries than USA and many of those users from countries with slow Internet connections.
As of now, Facebook Lite is only available in India and USA, but it is expected to be released to all countries in the near future.
I must say, the current Facebook is becoming more and more…. big, if we can call a website that, wouldn’t you agree? I’m very much interested in trying out Facebook Lite when it comes, I pretty much never use applications anymore so I think it would be perfect for me – I’ll let you know when I try it.
Updated with screenshots:
Christie from MiscBytes.com sent me those screenshots, so those from outside US and India can also get to experience Facebook Lite. Well, at least a static version of some of the pages 🙂