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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MILLATFACEBOOK

MILLATFACEBOOK

For Pakistanis not able to access Facebook any more, or for Muslims who have abandoned the site as a protest, an alternative (some would say clone) called MillatFacebook has been set up.
Access to Facebook was blocked in Pakistan earlier this month due to a group promoting the depiction of the Prophet Mohammad. Which is considered the ultimate blasphemy in Islam.
According to Dawn.com, six young IT professionals from Pakistan’s capital Lahore, decided to launch their own version of the social networking site. Millat Facebook is conceived as a site run for Muslims, by Muslims, but “sweet people from other religions” are also welcome to join in.
Around 5,000 people have so far signed up to the site, which is a drop in the ocean compared to the 500 million users of the original Facebook, and of the 1.57 billion Muslims there are in the world.
The creators of MillatFacebook are trying to offer the same kind of features as on the original Facebook. But making them too similar will likely mean the army of Facebook lawyers is put on the case.