There’s A Cuss-, Porn- And Gay-Free Facebook That Sounds Just As Bad As Regular Facebook

Brazilian developers have created a social networking site called Faceglória for Christians that blocks erotic content of any kind whatsoever, and also swear words, and also gay stuff. It’s attracted 100,000 members in its first month.

The upside to not having sex and gay stuff and swear words on Faceglória is that instead of just having a “Like” button, you can approve of your friends’ very important cuss-free thoughts by giving them an “Amen!”. Colorful!

Faceglória is only available in Portuguese for the moment, but they’re planning on expanding language choices and adding a mobile app soon. Designer Atilla Barros said that he wanted to create “a network where we could talk about God, love, and to spread his word,” because apparently there’s not enough faux-pas breaching of the supposedly untouchable subjects of God and politics on Facebook as it stands, and it’s somehow more effective to spread the Word on a smaller network than on a much, much larger network. My thesis, here, is that I doubt this has to do with missionizing and creating a space to talk about God so much as it has to do with certain conservatively religious people putting shutter shades over their social networking experience and strategically blocking out stuff that they find icky.

But hey, more power to you if you want a cuss-free Facebook where you can talk about God without not-religious people getting in your face! (No, seriously, I bet it’s annoying.) You do you, Faceglorians, you do you.

[BBC]

[Screencap via Faceglória]

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