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Christians seek social networking success

FUTURE: Christians seek social networking success

FACEBOOK MAY be the world’s no 1 social networking site, but one organisation seeking to achieve similar success in Christian circles is yookos.com.

It was initially started in January 2011 as an online prayer group of the Christ Embassy church to enable members to connect, network and support each other. But as it became more popular, it was launched across the world, with a focus on Africa.

Since then, yookos.com it has seen its membership grow to 6million subscribers worldwide. And in line with its Christian roots, the site doesn’t allow users to post pornography, violent content or use vulgar language.

Yookos’ chief executive, Tomisin Foshina, who also serves as a zonal pastor for Christ Embassy, wants to see membership increase to 20 million during the next 12 months.

He said: “Yookos gives people, businesses and organisations the power to connect and engage with people of similar interest in an open, secure and connected community. We’re passionate about the youth, and want to build a safe online environment for the next generation.”

He added: “We see ourselves as a values-based social network designed to reach out to everyone, regardless of religion, politics, gender or location. This is a meeting place for all who seek a positive and fruitful outlook on life to connect, be entertained, be educated, interact and get value from their online experience.”

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