This Day (Lagos)

14 February 2013

Nigeria: Yookos Launches New Version of Social Networking Site

Yookos Network, the Africa-born social networking site has launched the latest version of its platform that would allow users navigate to multiple blogs, while still on the same Yookos platform.

The launch, according to the Yookos, "is part of the company's ongoing initiatives to match the social networking requirements of social media users by offering an exciting and engaging product."

The new platform, which was launched in Lagos recently, would offer users of the Yookos Social Network, new experience of navigating to other social networks like Google, Twitter, Facebook, in search of sports, entertainment, education, healthcare delivery, religion, games, among several others, without closing the home page of Yookos.

The introduction of the desktop version followed the recent launch of its much anticipated mobile web version late last year in Johannesburg. By offering the mobile version, which is designed especially for feature phones, Yookos said it had made it possible for more people to join the fastest growing social network in Africa.

Demonstrating the Yookos Social Network, its General Manager, Mr. Gboyega Adelowore, said: "What makes Yookos to be a social networking site of choice is its ability to blend a multiplicity of social media functionalities and features into one intuitive and robust platform. Thus, its users do not need to have accounts on diverse social media platforms as all their requirements are met on a single platform." Users are not only able to sign-in with their other existing social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and Linked-In but they can now easily share all their Yookos posts with friends and family on these platforms as well, Adelowore said.

Chief Executive Officer of Yookos, Mr. Tomisin Fashina, said: "After we launched Yookos about two years ago we took time to really listen and understand our users much better to make sure they get the best out of our product. We have made huge investments to ensure that Yookos becomes a highly competitive and world-class platform that users can really enjoy and be proud of, he said, adding that apart from social sharing and sign-in integration, the platform gives users more control over their own Yookos account by even allowing them to customise their streams and groups just by simply clicking, dragging, and dropping. That's how easy it is now."

He explained that the African Social Network had always tried to ensure that users get all the functionality they require from a social network in one place with their offering.

"The intention on this latest version is no different but a significant step-up in the offering once a user signs-up. It is a bouquet of offerings that one would normally have to go through a few sites to enjoy all other sites in one place," Fashina said.

According to him, users could enjoy all the benefits with the comfort of knowing that they remained in a safe and clean online environment free from any violent or abusive content.

Some of the interesting features that can be found on Yookos include the ability to post or comment straight from users' email by simply replying to the notification email. Sign-up is very simple and can be done in a matter of seconds on www.yookos.com or m.yooko.com through any mobile device.

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