Facebook Lite discontinued

Facebook today announced through their fan page they have discontinued the “Lite” version of the site:

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.

Introduced last Fall 2009, Facebook Lite was intended for users with slower connections and computers. The minimized version stripped down the interface to its bare essentials in order to speed up loading and fit within smaller display resolutions. 

It is not yet clear why they chose to discontinue the service, though indications point to extraneous costs in maintaining two versions of the site (in addition to their mobile site). 

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Facebook ripped off the idea for a slimmed down version of Facebook (facebook lite) from innovative Greasemonkey script "Facebook Purity" (now called Fluff Busting Purity due to legal reasons)
the script strips out all the spammy crap the site spews out, leaving a much leaner cleaner homepage and newsfeeds. The script gives many options to let you choose which messages you want to see, which Facebook itself does not offer to its users.

The script is available for Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari. You can get the script here: http://www.fbpurity.com

Although it was quite buggy (photos didnt load, could not view some friends profiles) I liked it alot better then the bloated crap that constitutes the normal site. It shall be missed.

I'll tell you someone who DID use it...

And tell you WHY they used it...

And if anyone can suggest an answer now it's going, I'd be happy to hear it..

As it's ME that uses it. And the reason I rely on it is to Tag people in photos immediately after having uploaded them.

m.facebook.com does not let you tag photos.

And the Full site is an absolute no-no on a mobile phone, weighing in at anything up to 2MB a single page.

So I got around this issue by using Facebook Lite on my mobile phone, which worked a treat.

So anyone up above saying it's not needed, I'd LOVE to hear your suggestions for a workaround now.

(The standalone client for Facebook on ym Symbian none-touchscreen phone is an absolute joke, so that's not really an option!)

shadamehr said,
I'll tell you someone who DID use it...

And tell you WHY they used it...

And if anyone can suggest an answer now it's going, I'd be happy to hear it..

As it's ME that uses it. And the reason I rely on it is to Tag people in photos immediately after having uploaded them.

m.facebook.com does not let you tag photos.

And the Full site is an absolute no-no on a mobile phone, weighing in at anything up to 2MB a single page.

So I got around this issue by using Facebook Lite on my mobile phone, which worked a treat.

So anyone up above saying it's not needed, I'd LOVE to hear your suggestions for a workaround now.

(The standalone client for Facebook on ym Symbian none-touchscreen phone is an absolute joke, so that's not really an option!)

use a pc instead?

djpailo said,

use a pc instead?

I had given thought to this approach, but decided that having a PC plugged into the Bar where I work, but located outside the front door in the rain, as I man my Door at work, was a bit dangerous, and likely to get me into trouble with my Boss, never mind draw curious stares from the Customers coming into our premises.

...Or on Nights out drinking with mates, I had asked them all if each would carry a part each - one with a monitor, another with the base unit strapped to his back, and I'd carry the keyboard and mouse...

... but for some strange reason they didn't seem very keen.

Gawd... And another user has the cheek to slate ME for my lack of common sense!

Doh.

My original post clearly said "...to Tag people in photos immediately after having uploaded them."

Whilst perhaps not EXPLICITLY mentioned, nevertheless, "I" would have expected some common sense, and when my original post DID mention using mobile phones, I expected people to realise I am talking about photos shot using a mobile phone, when out and about in ANY outdoor location, and then immediately uploaded using Pixelpipe/Shozu etc.

A lot of the times, these photos are of visitors from outside the area, and they are keen to be tagged as quickly as possible, so that their friends can see them. Currently my work-flow is incredibly simple...

Shoot... Share Online (via Pixelpipe)... Load Facebook LITE, and then easily TAG.

Simple, fast, and easy.

Or alternatively, I take photos of me and my parter, when on holiday etc, and we won't even HAVE access to a PC for a few days thereafter etc.

So in the words of another user who tried to slate ME, I quote:

"What!!! Use common sense, unpossible!!"

z0phi3l said,

What!!! Use common sense, unpossible!!

See my reply in a similar vein, to the other user up above.

I't not me that forgot to use common sense when reading my original post it seems...

So I am more than happy to repeat once again - has anyone got a valid suggestion, instead of silly ones, or ones that clearly haven't understood what I was asking for and WHY.

How can I now easily tag photos of people, that I have shot on my mobile phone while OUTDOORS, and immediately uploaded direct from my Mobile, and then need to tag as fast as possible..?

Don't miss it at all. IMO it only generated more complexity for everyone, despite the good it did to people with slow connections.

"Thanks to everyone who tried out Facebook Lite. We're no longer supporting it because we couldn't gain enough advertising revenue from it"

Mike Chipshop said,
"Thanks to everyone who tried out Facebook Lite. We're no longer supporting it because we couldn't gain enough advertising revenue from it"

+1

Mike Chipshop said,
"Thanks to everyone who tried out Facebook Lite. We're no longer supporting it because we couldn't gain enough advertising revenue from it"

So that's what they learned

Did anyone really use this anyways? They need to fix their main site, taking away the 'taskbar' thing and ability to filter by app on the news feed were both terrible ideas. Facebook gets worse every time they even so much as sneeze in its direction.