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Facebook launches Facebook Zero

Alex Christie

17 February 2010

Facebook has announced a new scaled-down version of its site called Facebook Zero. This stripped-down, low-bandwidth version of Facebook has been designed specifically with mobile users in mind.  Facebook has said that the site “omits data intensive applications likfacebooke photos”.

When you visit the URL on your mobile, you may see a notice that your carrier does not yet support the service. This will all change once mobile operators sign up to use the service.

The interesting part of the announcement is that Facebook is planning to partner up with mobile service providers to offer this service free of charge to their subscribers. If the users want to see any of the multimedia content on Facebook however, they will be charged according the service provider’s data plans.

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