Facebook Takes The Web Social, Drops Lite, Hits 100M Users On Connect, Launches Docs.com With Microsoft

Posted Apr 22, 2010

In the past week Facebook has made some major changes. Some of them include stripping away at features and some of them include making the web more social.

Facebook Drops Lite
Facebook has decided to cancel Facebook Lite. Facebook Lite was designed for India and the United States. The Lite version of the social network did not have messenger built in and do not have any applications showing.

“Thanks to everyone who tried out Facebook Lite,” stated Facebook in a status update. “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 Hits 100 Million Users On Connect (Might Be Killing It Off)
Facebook has hit 100 million users on Facebook Connect as they mentioned at the f8 conference. But soon Facebook will be replacing Facebook Connect with the Facebook Platform. The “Share on Facebook” buttons are being replaced with “Like on Facebook” buttons as shown on this website.

Facebook Takes The Web Social
Facebook has unveiled a series of new widgets. When signed into Facebook, users will be able to visit websites such as IMDB and add movies, actors, and actress to their favorites. Bands that people favorite on Facebook will notice Pandora playing similar music as those bands. Users will also be able to find out what websites that their friends have clicked “Like” on. “We are building toward a Web where the default is social,” stated Zuckerberg. You will notice in the Pulse2.com sidebar, we have added a couple of those widgets. You can see what our readers are sharing on Facebook.

Facebook Launches Docs.com With Microsoft
Facebook and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is taking on Google Docs through the launch of Docs.com. The Docs.com app was created by FUSE Labs, a way for Facebook users to share and collaborate on Microsoft Office documents.

The documents can be switched back and forth between the web and the desktop. Docs.com will start using Facebook’s auto-login feature so users will not need to click on Facebook Connect.