Are you bothered by the pictures and statuses that show up on your Facebook’s News Feed? Do you find yourself constantly reaching for the “Hide this post” option? Thanks to a Brazilian company who created an alternative “sin-free” social network, you might not have to anymore.
Feeling they are being led into sin by the social media they are surfing, an Evangelical Christian organization has decided to take matter into its own hands. The end product is a social network called Facegloria, where people can surf online profiles without fear of temptation.
One of the creators, Atilla Barros, web designer, gave a statement explaining that Facegloria is an alternative to the violence and explicit content that is nowadays flooding everyone’s Facebook account, whether they like it or not. He added that the new social network’s aim is to create an environment where people “could talk about God, love and spread His word.”
With its light-blue hues, Facegloria share a certain resemblance to Facebook, but differences are not difficult to spot. People no longer “like” pictures or statuses, but instead are offered the possibility of clicking “Amen.”
There’s a 600-word list of swear words that are forbidden on Facegloria besides sexual or violent content of any kind, as creators hope to offer users a better social experience. A group of 20 volunteers are currently in charge of monitoring activity on the website.
Barros is positive about the popularity of his network he has described to be “morally and technically better than Facebook.” He might be right to dream of greatness as a staggering 100,000 people have already signed up in just one month.
He added that he hopes all Evangelical Christians will eventually switch to Facegloria, and reach 10 million users in Brazil in a matter of two years. Facegloria also has a mobile phone app that has helped ease access to the younger demographic.
In the future, the app will become available outside Brazil’s borders, as the creators have bought the Facegloria domain in “all possible languages”. The population of Brazil is still predominantly Catholic, but Evangelical Christians has definitely gained some traction with an estimated 42 million followers of the 202 million total population.
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