Back in August we told you of the premature introduction of Facebook Lite. Many people speculated about what this could mean for the social media world and Facebook tried to calm everyone’s nerves by deflecting all the fuss and launching the beta version just a few days later.
Well, now it’s official. Facebook Lite is here (for real, honest). Over at Inside Facebook we learn that
Facebook has just launched a new version of the site, called Lite, to give users a simplified, faster-loading experience than the traditional www.facebook.com. The company says it’s intended to help new users, especially people with with poor internet connections, have a better experience than they have been so far when they have joined. The app is only live in the US and India, according to Facebook developer Blake Ross, but a worldwide rollout doesn’t seem too far away.
So if you are not in the US or India you will have to wait for this offering. The new service is designed for slower connections and to help foster the immense international growth that Facebook is experiencing. Some will say “It’s beginning to look a lot like Twitter” (for fun sing that last bit to the tune of “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” … or not). When I tested it the site loaded super fast but I am not bandwidth deprived like a lot of the target market so it should.
The best way to find out more is to check it out for yourself. Be sure to come back and give us your thoughts. We like to hear what’s on your mind.