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Facebook To Launch 'Lite' Version

Do you yearn for the good old days when Facebook did not have all those annoying applications? Well yearn no longer. Facebook has just tested a "Lite" version of its site that strips down all the complicated features and leaves only the basics: the wall, photos, status updates, and friends. The site was designed so that it could be accessed from parts of the world with limited broadband speed, but may well have appeal to the average user. It is as yet unclear, however, whether the site will be available in the United States. News of the streamlined site was leaked late last night when Facebook mistakenly sent invites to a wide range of users. Commentators are already suggesting that this is a move by Facebook to better compete with Twitter, which it failed to purchase last year.