Facebook ‘Lite’ Promises Easier and Faster Time-Wasting

Facebook has apparently embarked on its next step toward total social networking dominance as, according to Mashable, the site recently began recruiting beta testers for a “faster, simpler” Facebook ‘Lite.’ The new, simplified ‘Lite’ format, which would be similar to existing mobile versions of Facebook, will enable users “to make comments, accept Friend requests, write on people’s Walls, and look at photo and Status updates” more efficiently, according to TechCrunch.

The Facebook crew claims the changes are designed to simplify the site and ease the initiation process for new users, but judging from the screen shot, and the alterations, it seems more like a direct challenge to Twitter. Facebook’s evolution over the course of 2009 has included inbox upgrades, the enabling of wall post responses, and the addition of universal status updates — features reminiscent of those offered by the micro-blogging challenger to Facebook’s dominance.

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