VENTURES AFRICA – Salamworld, the new social network site created to compete with Zuckerberg’s Facebook, while providing a morally safe platform for Muslims around the world to interact, is currently running a trial version and being tested by users in Egypt.
According to Hürriyet Daily News , Abdulvahed Niyazo, a Salamworld co-owner said: “The content that is being used on other social networks is not very secure and full of haram.”
The Arabic translation of “forbidden” is “haram.”
The site, whose policy is to uphold family values and Islamic beliefs, would definitely not advertise gambling and display certain obscene or sexual keywords.
Salamworld’s competitive strength lies in the translation innovation that makes it possible for a user to chat in Arabic and an online “friend” reads the text in English, eliminating language barrier.
The pan-islamic site is currently available in eight languages: English, Arabic, Turkish, Urdu, and Russian, while others will be added later
Right now, there are about 1.2 billion muslims in the world and by 2017, Salamworld hopes to have registered 50 million active users.
Salamworld, co-owned by Turks and Russians, will launch its global version in November.