California, Aug 12: World's No.1 social networking site has reportedly launched the beta version of Facebook Lite.
According to Techcrunch, Facebook has invited a select group of users to test Lite and has hinted that it is more Twitter-like.
The message sent to the testers reads, "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."
This comes after, Facebook brought FriendFeed which is an up-and-coming social media startup. This service enables people to share content online in real time across various social networks and blogs.
Interestingly, when it comes to functionality this service is similar to the popular micro-blogging site, Twitter.
It should be noted that according to few media reports, Facebook tried to buy Twitter for 500 mn dollars in 2008.