Well it seems like facebook really is not going to be slowing down any time soon. They just just announced a new mobile site that will allow user to access facebook free some certain carriers around the world.
Here is what they had to say!
Collaborating with operators from around the world, we developed this new mobile site with two main attributes:
- It's fast: 0.facebook.com includes all the key features of our standard mobile site m.facebook.com. 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.
- It's free: Thanks to the help of mobile operators we collaborated with, people can access 0.facebook.com without any data charges. Using 0.facebook.com is completely free. People will only pay for data charges when they view photos or when they leave 0.facebook.com to browse other mobile sites. When they click to view a photo or browse another mobile site a notification page will appear to confirm that they will be charged if they want to leave 0.facebook.com
This is really a serious step towards changing the way we interact for the long term. Its been years that we have been hearing that we are barely tapping the potential of the internet. Innovations and initiatives like this will unleash all the possibilities they are with the internet.