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…
5 thoughts on “Facebook Lite?”
hmm. seems like they got the idea here though: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/04/13/myspace-lite-brings-bloated-profile-pages-down-to-size/
Damn, you are good.
this won’t come true
trying to be more like facebook, which may help them retain music (and film and comedy) fans who use myspace just to discover and interact with their favorite acts.
but i don’t see how this will solve myspace’s bigger problem: it’s much harder to interact on myspace than facebook. bulletins and comments are often ignored, there’s much more noise, and the navigation is trickier. overall, it’s far more time efficient for someone to post something on facebook and get a response than to put it on myspace.
it’s much harder to interact on myspace than facebook. bulletins and comments are often ignored, there’s much more noise, and the navigation is trickier