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Social Networking site Facebook going Lite to take on Twitter

Seems a lighter version of Facebook is on the cards. The world’s no. 1 the social-networking site has sent out invitations to select us ers to beta test the site, termed Facebook Lite.

According to TechCrunch, it has been inundated with social networkers who have been asked to try out Facebook Lite saying that, surprise, it is more Twitter-like.

The message sent out to beta testers reads, “You have been selected as a beta tester for Facebook Lite! We are building a faster, simpler version of Facebook that we call Facebook Lite. It’s not finished yet and we have plenty of kinks to work out, but we would love to get your feedback on what we have built so far.”

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Facebook recently announced that it is buying FriendFeed, an up-and-coming social media startup, that allows people to share content online in real time across various social networks and blogs.

The service is similar to, though less popular than Twitter, the microblogging site that Facebook tried to buy for $500 mn in 2008, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed so far, but Facebook said FriendFeed would operate as it has for the time being as the teams determine long-term plans.

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