Twitter, Instagram, and yes, even Facebook, make way for the internet’s newest social media sensation: “Facegloria”.
The founders of Facegloria are Brazilian Evangelicals who believe that Facebook is a cesspool of sin and debauchery. They have worked diligently to produce a “sin-free” Facebook that strictly prohibits scandalous selfies or foul language (among other things).
“On Facebook you see a lot of violence and pornography. That’s why we thought of creating a network where we could talk about God, love and to spread His word,” Atilla Barros, one of Facegloria’s founders, said.
Well, I am pretty happy with my current social media sites, but might as well see what other fish are in the sea, right? The grass might be greener on the other side, after all!
(Okay enough idioms for today).
So I decided that I would join Facegloria and see what is what like.
I was immediately greeted by this fluffy cloud-filled homepage:
I decided to read the ‘About Us’ blurb before I fully dived in. As the site is based in Brazil, so all the text is in Portuguese by default, but Google Chrome automatically translated everything for me.
Hmmm…sounds complicated. Well, let’s see how it goes…
Uh oh, finding rules already!
I got a profile picture uploaded, and decided to start testing to see how stringent their “morality” rules were exactly. According to The Telegraph:
Swearing is banned – there is a list of about 600 forbidden words – as is any violent or erotic content, or photo or video depictions of homosexual activity.