Facebook Launches New Mobile Site Optimized for Speed
Article by George Norman
On 19 May 2010
Popular social networking site Facebook can be easily accessed from your desktop computer. But the thing is that not all users out there have the luxury of sitting in front of a desktop computer. Some of them have to be on the go, and can only access Facebook from mobile devices.

It is for these users that the development team at Facebook offers a mobile aversion of Facebook, m.facebook.com. It is also for them that the team rolled out a new Facebook mobile site – 0.facebook.com. On the site you can expect to get all the features you love about Facebook, with one added bonus: speed.

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“0.facebook.com is a new mobile site that includes all of the key features of Facebook but is optimized for speed. Users can update their status, view their News Feed, like or comment on posts, send and reply to messages, or write on their friends' Wall just as they do on Facebook.com. Rather than making photos viewable on 0.facebook.com, we put the photos one click away so they don't slow down the experience. You can still view any photos on Facebook if you want but your regular data fees will apply,” explained Program Manager with Facebook Mobile, Sid Murlidhar.

The is one other thing that makes 0.facebook.com an interesting choice: it is free. Facebook entered a partnership with more than 50 mobile operators around the world thus allowing user to access 0.facebook.com free of charge. By accessing 0.facebook.com on the networks of these operators, you will not be charged a think.

The list of mobile operators that provide support for 0.facebook.com is available below. According to Sid Murlidhar, the following operators will soon be added to the list: Telstra in Australia, Movistar in El Salvador, SFR in France, XL in Indonesia, DiGi in Malaysia, Telecom NZ in New Zealand, SMART in the Philippines, Vodafone in Qatar, Digicel in Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, 3 in the UK, and MTN in Cameroon and Guinea Conakry.

Here’s the list of mobile operators that support 0.facebook.com.





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