My how the internet moves fast. We can barely keep up. Yesterday there was every indication that Facebook wanted to move in on our favorite little Twitter bird. It now seems they mean sooner rather than later.
Late last night, news broke that Facebook was launching “Facebook Lite.” No one knows exactly what it is, but signs point to an unpleasant week for Twitter. This could mean a service that now offers the features we love about Twitter, like real-time updates coupled with Facebook’s dependability and strength (i.e.,Twitter + Facebook.)
If Facebook does this right, Twitter may be dead in the water. Facebook has the financial resources and technical superiority to challenge Twitter and they mean business. Twitter doesn’t appear to have the money to fight this assault, faces a seemingly endless stream of bad press and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get any better.
Is it too soon to call Twitter’s swan song? Possibly. Maybe we’ll know tomorrow or even within the next few hours.
We’ll leave you with this little nugget from The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: