‘Sin-Free’ Facebook Allows Users To ‘Amen’ Posts
A sin-free social media website has been designed by a group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil, which does not entertain swearing or explicit content of any kind.
The website called Facegloria – on which erotic, obscene or gay postings are banned – was launched last month and now has more than 100,000 users. Usage of 600 words has been banned by the website.
Users can “like” a certain post by clicking on the “Amen” button.
Web designer Atilla Barros said, “On Facebook you see a lot of violence and pornography. That’s why we thought of creating a network where we could talk about God, love and to spread His word,” according to AFP.
The idea of the social media website occurred to the co-founders while they were working in the office of Acir dos Santos, the mayor of Ferraz de Vasconcelos. The website thereafter received an investment of $16,000 (£10,000) from Dos Santos.
“Our network is global. We have bought the Faceglory domain in English and in all possible languages. We want to take on Facebook and Twitter here and everywhere,” he said.
Ummaland is a social media platform for Muslims that went live in 2013. With approximately 329,000 users, the website has “extended privacy settings” for women and daily Islamic inspirational quotes.
Co-founders Maruf Yusupov and Jamolidding Daliyev had said in an interview after the launch of the website, “We are creating Ummaland on Islamic values, no small talk, no boasting, no gossiping and backbiting but focusing on the message that really matters.”
According to programmer John Graham-Cumming, religion and technology often overlap. “There are some [programming] languages which have some religious symbols, the most notable is a language called Perl.
“It was written by Larry Wall who is a Christian, and who has expressed that Christian faith, and within the language there are little clues about that. One of the key words is ‘bless’ – you can bless something, and it has a technical meaning,” he said.
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