30 May, 2010

MillatFacebook, Pakistan’s Answer to Facebook


Frustrated with Facebook’s lack of privacy and biased policies, few techies have launched Pakistan’s first social network, MillatFacebook.
A group of six young IT professionals from Lahore, the cultural and entertainment capital of Pakistan, Launched http://www.millatfacebook.com/on Tuesday for Muslims to interact online and protest against blasphemy. The private venture came after a Pakistani court ordered a block on Facebook until May 31, following deep offence over an “Everyone Draw Mohammed Day” page considered “blasphemous” and “sacrilegious”.
“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.

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.
Source – Dawn News