Although Facebook is the king and queen of social media networks, not everyone is happy with seeing some of the inappropriate content that is being posted on it. That is why a group of Evangelical Christians from Brazil has designed and developed a new social media platform where you will never see posts and pictures that contain bad language and sexual references, because all that is forbidden. The new social media network is called Facegloria and since it was released last month, more than 100,000 users signed up for an account.
The platform has a list of more than 600 words a user is banned from using. Also, instead of a “Like” button, Facegloria is equipped with an “Amen” button users can use to express their appreciation regarding a post.
This is not the first “alternative” social media platform that competes with Facebook. In 2013, a site called Ummaland was launched and it’s designed for Muslim users. At the moment, Ummaland has almost 330,000 members and features “extended privacy settings” designed for female users, and also many inspirational Islamic quotes.
The creators of Ummaland said that their social media network is based on Islamic values and does not accept things like boasting, small talk or gossiping. Ummaland is focused on important and valuable issues, according to the sites creators Jamoliddin Daliyev and Maruf Yusupov.
Facegloria is available only in Portuguese for now but its creators said they are working on adding other languages and developing a mobile version of it.
Atilla Barros, one of the web designers of Facegloria stated in an interview that Facebook has a lot of violent and pornographic content, which is why his team wanted to create a social media network where users could interact with each other and talk about the love for God. It’s also a way of spreading the word of God, Barros added. Any LGBT content is also forbidden from Facegloria, said the site’s designers.
Barros said he came up with the idea for Facegloria while working with three other colleagues for the mayor of Ferraz de Vasconcelos, Acir dos Santos, who also invested more than $16,000 dollars to get the project started.
Barros said that they want to make Facegloria available worldwide, that’s why they bought domain names in English and every other language. The English version of Facegloria is called Faceglory, as per Barros.
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