Facebook (Mistakenly) Unveils 'Lite' Version

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2009 1:31 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Facebook is testing a stripped-down version called “Facebook Lite” that loads faster but has limited functionality, TechCrunch reports. The beta was mistakenly revealed to a larger-than-intended set of users; some who did see it noticed a similarity to Twitter and Facebook's recently acquired FriendFeed. The social networking site says the test market is “countries where we are seeing lots of new users coming to Facebook for the first time and are looking to start off with a more simple experience.”