Facebook earlier this week rolled out a new feature called "Facebook Lite" to more users than it originally intended. The beta service was primarily intended to take place in India, as it was designed to be used in parts of the world where broadband speeds aren't readily available.
"We are currently testing a simplified alternative to Facebook.com that loads a specific set of features quickly and efficiently," Facebook said in a statement. "Similar to the Facebook experience you get on your mobile phones, Facebook 'Lite' is a fast-loading, simplified version of Facebook that enables people to make comments, accept Friend requests, write on people's Walls, and look at photos and status updates."
At least one user who got an early peek said the new service "looks like a simplified version of Twitter with comments enabled." But that doesn't appear to be the intention, as once testing is complete in India, the social networking site will then target Russia and China.
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