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Ugandan Innovators Launch New Social Media Platform to Boost Tourism

The launch of the new networking site comes amidst a stalemate between the government of Uganda and social media giant Facebook. The American technology company blocked government accounts and the government of Ugandan responded with a blackout of the networking site in the country
posted onOctober 22, 2021
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Ugandan innovators under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism have launched a social networking platform dubbed My Global Community Link (MyLYK) with the aim of connecting people and communities with the goal of creating meaningful memories.

According to the brains behind the App, the platform whose aim is to connect communities will also be used to boost tourism in the country.

The  Social Networking site was unveiled by a team of innovators led by former Kabale Municipality MP, Andrew Baryayanga, Brian Achaye (App Developer), and Mr. Justus Mugisha. The event was graced by the Principal Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Eunice Tworekirwe who represented the line minister.

The launch of the new networking site comes amidst a stalemate between the government of Uganda and social media giant Facebook. The American technology company blocked government afiliated accounts ahead of the January 14 elections and the government of Ugandan responded with a blackout of the networking site in the country.

Mr. Baryayanga said the application's unique features and concept have seen the app accepted by the Google PlayStore on Android, Apple AppStore while non-smartphone users can access the platform through its official website at www.mylyk.net.

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The launch of the new networking site comes amidst a stalemate between the government of Uganda and social media giant Facebook.

Current MyLYK users are also able to share and invite their friends and family to connect on the platform.

Byaruhanga noted that the App aims at creating and archiving memories while providing a platform to everyone all over the world to connect and create meaningful friendships, relations, beneficial associations and legacies of people in their communities as well as preserving languages, history and heritage as a resource for posterity.

MyLYK is fitted with features such as posting, communities, pages, marketplace, jobs, blogs, among others. Users are able to post different kinds of fun media including texts, images, videos, links, stickers, hashtags, etc.

Users are also able to interact with each other and communities through real-time chats, voice & videos calls.

To get started on MyLYK, one simply needs to create an account by entering their username, email account and password to join the amazing world of MyLYK.

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