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Facebook Mobile Passes 65 Million Active Users

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Social networking website, Facebook says that over 65 million people are now actively using the mobile optimised version of its website up from 20 million just eight months ago. This represents around a quarter of the websites total user base. The mobile service was originally launched in 2006.

According to a statement on the Facebook blog, Facebook Mobile first started as a simple mobile site in English with a few of the core site features built in, such as status updates and photo uploads. Since then, it has grown far beyond what was then a fairly basic mobile site. The companyh has translated the mobile site into other languages, launched Facebook SMS and deployed a wide range of applications for hundreds of mobile handsets, including Facebook for Blackberry, Facebook for iPhone and Facebook for Nokia.

Facebook has two mobile web sites: m.facebook.com, which works on any mobile browser, and x.facebook.com, which is designed specifically for touch screen phones like Android, Palm, iPhone and Nokia.

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