Multiple sources are reporting Facebook is testing “Facebook Lite” – what some are calling a Twitter version of Facebook. Mashable, RWW have more, TC got an official response from Facebook, which makes it sound like it’s not a Twitter competitor. Interesting. Reminds me of my prediction on the two companies back in January:
Facebook will build a Twitter competitor, but it will never leave beta and will ultimately be abandoned as not worth the time. Instead, Facebook will “friend” Twitter and the two companies will become strong partners.
There’s still time for this one to come true. If this is indeed a response to Twitter, it strikes me as a bit of an overreaction.
Update: Or maybe it’s not, given that Facebook delivers 11.44% of traffic to Twitter…