Friday, May 28, 2010

Pakistanis Create MillatFacebook

Pakistanis outraged with Facebook over "blasphemous" caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed have created a spin-off networking site that they dream can connect the world's 1.6 billion Muslims.A group of six young IT professionals from Lahore, the cultural and entertainment capital of Pakistan, launched www.millatfacebook.com on Tuesday for Muslims to interact online and protest against blasphemy.Millatfacebook is Pakistan's very own, first social networking site. A site for Muslims by Muslims where sweet people of other religions are also welcome," the website tells people interested in signing up. Dubbed MFB, after Facebook's moniker FB, its founder says professionals are working around the clock to offer features similar to those pioneered by the wildly popular California-based prototype.
Each member has a "wall" for friends to comment on. The site offers email, photo, video, chat and discussion board facilities.
The Urdu word "Millat" is used by Muslims to refer to their nation. The website claims to have attracted 4,300 members in the last three days - mostly English-speaking Pakistanis in their 20s.
The number of aficionados may be growing, but the community is a drop in the ocean of the 2.5 million Facebook fans in Pakistan and there have been some scathing early reviews of the start-up.

6 comments:

  1. Mi amiga Kamusta! Maayo pa! discriminating man jud bitaw... wa jud sila kasabot sa ilang gibuhat, Pakistanis are also genius ... anyway... tagged taka diri..pls. visit.

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  2. Well, as wise people have said... necessity is the mother of invention! It's always good to have a place for expressing your thoughts, sharing ideas to like-minded individuals. I wonder what Facebook has to say about MFB though.

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  3. Invite All Your Friends to MFB
    AOA to all
    Today i find something really interesting on our MFB may be this is might be new for you but its something new for me and that is "Invite" option with which you can invite all your friends at Hotmail,Gmail,Yahoo,AOL,Orkut and much much more. I must say i'm lovin it and gonna invite all my friends to my MFB how about you?
    www.millatfacebook.com

    Thumbs up for our MFB team

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