At first I thought it was a parody. Similar font size, a VERY UNDENIABLE closeness to the popular social networking site, and even the same blue color on my screen. But wait; it’s real.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, than Facebook got a big compliment in the form of a look-alike imitator in Uzbekistan, joining Russia’s VKontakte.
Competitors of the land include a social network known as Muloqot, which requires users to give up a cell-phone number in order to establish an account and was established by the government.
It’s a salute and a simultaneously brash move that any young upstart in California would applaud. In a country that’s too far away for facebook to file a lawsuit worth the effort, YouFace just might succeed in the same way the original facebook has, which is probably what its creator was thinking from the start.
June 1, 2012
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