Russian, Kazakh investors create a Muslim ‘Facebook’
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 9 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Russian and Kazakh investors are creating a Muslim social network site like Facebook, Deutsche Welle (DW) reported.
The creators of the website Salamworld counts on Internet users in the Islamic countries and plans to open access to the site at the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan (late July in the Gregorian calendar).
The company developing the website plans to attract 30-50 million users in the first three years of the network functioning. According to its website creators, the content of the network will be filtered to support family values shared by Muslims all over the world. The names of the investors are undisclosed and meanwhile the total investment put into the project in the next three years will reach at least $50 million.
Specialists from 12 countries are now working now in Salamworld. The project will be launched in nine languages - English, Arabic, Russian, Turkish, Farsi, French, Indonesian, Malay and Urdu.
The largest social network in the world is Facebook, with more than 800 million users and a value of some one hundred billion dollars. In China, Sina Weibo reports 227 million user accounts and Russia's Vkontakte says it has more than 100 million.