Islamic 'Facebook' to be launched in Istanbul
From online dispatches
Salamworld. AA Photo
Salamworld, an Islamic social networking website, is set to start its journey from Istanbul.
The website is funded by prominent Muslim businessmen, with over 100,000 people waiting for membership. Based in Istanbul, Salamworld will have working branches in many other cities, including Cairo, London, Moscow, Dubai and New York.
The site will be streamed in 15 languages. The site's name "Salamworld" means "Hello world," and the motto for the site reads "no politics, no bans, no limits."
Salamworld aims to attract 100 million users by the end of its first three year term, targeting Muslim youth, intellectual leaders and non-Muslims wanting to learn more about Islam.