Pakistan Unblocks Facebook After One Day of Bangladesh Blocking it
By on May 31st, 2010

It was just yesterday that Bangladesh blocked Facebook following Pakistan’s move, which came a few weeks ago. This was followed by a couple of arrests and anti-Facebook protests demanding the site be  blocked in Bangladesh.

Today, Pakistan has unblocked Facebook and it is accessible all throughout Pakistan once again. There are two things that arise from here.

Firstly, Facebook has promised Pakistan and the world that no religiously offensive material will be found accessible from Pakistan on Facebook anymore. Now, to what extent can people really trust Facebook after it took it’s user’s privacy on a roller coaster ride. Seriously speaking, for a website which does not care about its users worldwide, I do not see it holding its end of the deal for only a section of its users. Sooner or later some controversial content is going to creep into Facebook again and it will have some technical jargons to throw at us as the reason for the mishap.

Secondly, in the wake of this situation, a new version of Facebook for Muslims worldwide,  Millat Facebook was created which gained popularity. Though, Millat Facebook seriously lacks the features of Facebook and its user’s base. Now that Facebook has made amendments, Muslims worldwide have options to use either Millat Facebook or stick to Facebook itself.

This can either prove as a heavy loss for Facebook or a total failure for Millat Facebook. Only time will tell which of these websites appeals more to Muslims. Facebook sure has a lesson to learn from this and needs to bring in more checks on what is going up on its pages and how it is being served in different parts of the world.

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  • amurtza96

    I found this informative and want to share with such a knowledgeable people like you

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    Below is some information from a reputable site which you may find exciting.

    An Extract of the information from the link below (as of 18th October 2010 – there are slight daily fluctuations):
    • If Millatfacebook.com was a country it would be bigger than Greenland and Cayman’s Islands based on daily traffic
    • 1 in every 29,070 internet users visits MFB daily
    • Per CONSERVATIVE estimate, app 60,000 Unique visitors Daily

    http://www.sharenator.com/w/millatfacebook.com

    You will find more information including the geographical breakdown from the link above.
    In addition, it might be worth mentioning here that MFB is ONLY social networking site in the world where more than 2/3 rd of the users spend OVER 2 Hours which is pretty unique.

    It is also worth mentioning here that MFB is constantly improving and innovating. Not only does MFB offer all the features that any other social network does but many additional and unique ones like:
    • Free Live TV
    • Bulletins
    • Shout Box
    • Public Chat Rooms
    • Recipes Feature
    • e.t.c

    This is in additional to all the usual features where all members have their walls, ability to search and/or invite their friends, emailing, creating groups, fan pages, blogs, polls, putting status, sharing videos, sharing pictures, staying connected, e.t.c

    We know the journey is long but one we are well onto and with our strict respect for User’s privacy, MFB is placed well ahead of any social network.

    Kind Regards,

    Omer Zaheer Meer
    ACCA (UK), BSc (Hons) (UK), CAT (UK), Adv. Financial Diploma (UK),
    Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (UK) & Certified CSM (LCCI & SMEDA – PAK)

    Professional Associations: PRIMA (USA), ACCA (UK), PRMIA (USA), UKSIP (UK), CFAI (USA), LCCI (PAK) & MPDD (PAK)

  • raza

    • Millatfacebook.com is best and faster. MFB was a country it would be bigger than Greenland and Cayman’s Islands based on daily traffic
    • 1 in every 29,070 internet users visits MFB daily
    • Per CONSERVATIVE estimate, app 60,000 Unique visitors Daily
    MFB is ONLY social networking site in the world where more than 2/3 rd of the users spend OVER 2 Hours which is pretty unique.
    • This is an excellent effort by Muslims. I will request to all of my friends to join this social site, which is purely our own. Please send this message to all those who are in your circle and prove that we are Muslim and decent people who can do anything for the love of beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
    From
    Raza

 
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