LONDON: There has been much criticism hurled at the people who have made Millatfacebook (MFB). I have been on it and quite frankly it is quite decent — but to compare it to an established giant like Facebook is perhaps unfair. The people behind MFB are trying to make the best of a situation and we should applaud them rather than mock them. As for the language issue, we should understand that we are not native English speakers and the site itself should not be judged on that criterion alone. As for infringement of intellectual property rights, it is up to Facebook to take action.
Published in the Express Tribune, May 28th, 2010.