Image via CrunchBaseFacebook just announced that, Facebook Lite, an ultralight version of Facebook, has now been closed down. Facebook lite was criticized by many, to be an imitation of the famous social networking site, Twitter.
Facebook's status update regarding the closure of the site read :
Thanks to everyone who tried out Facebook Lite. We're no longer supporting it, but learned a lot from the test of a slimmed-down site. If you used Lite, you'll now be taken to the main Facebook.com site.
Facebook Lite was launched last September, to serve dial-up users and those in countries with slower connections. As the site has now been closed, it redirects users to main Facebook home page.Another Lite version of Facebook, Facebook Zero, had been announced last February at the Mobile World Congress. Reports say that, many people are not able to access the site and are having lots of problems.
The shut down of Facebook Lite, will be a problem for slower connections as, there is no news regarding alternatives for slower connections and dial-up users so far.