Facebook Lite Now Available, as Facebook Lets Friends Play Tag
Facebook unleashes Tornado, launches Facebook Lite in the U.S. and India (English only) and begins to roll out a @ tagging tool to help users better connect. Lite's news feed lets users write, post photos and videos, but unlike the fatter Facebook, there is no toolbar for enabling access to Facebook Pages, Status Updates, Photos and Links. Lite's profile pages are leaner, too. Meanwhile, when users want to add a friend's name in status updates and other posts from the Facebook Publisher, they can include the @ symbol before that friend's name.Facebook can brag of a busy Sept. 10, 2009. The social network released the FriendFeed Web server to open source, which readers can learn more about here. The company also launched its Facebook Lite version and began rolling out a new tagging feature for the site.
Facebook Lite, which eWEEK reported on last month, is a faster, albeit stripped down version of the social network designed for countries that have bandwidth speed or cost constraints.
"As you type the name of what you would like to reference, a drop-down menu will appear that allows you to choose from your list of friends and other connections, including groups, events, applications and Pages."Friends tagged in status updates will receive a notification and a Wall post linking them to a post. Friends will also have the option to remove tags of themselves from posts. The @ symbol will not be displayed in the published status update or post after tags have been added. Facebook is in the process of rolling this feature out to its 250 million-plus users over the next few weeks. Eventually, users will be able to tag friends from applications as well with the @ symbol. Read more about this feature here on TechMeme.