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Come get fingertagged on Youface (if you live in Uzbekistan)

Youface welcome page

Youface welcome page

Jack Donaghy is about to unleash the wrath of KableTown's attorneys.

Uzbekistan has released its own version Facebook, dubbed "Youface," which happens to share a name with the fictional social network Alec Baldwin's Donaghy launched on NBC's "30 Rock," according to Global Voices.

The site is reportedly meant to "boost patriotism among young people in Uzbekistan," and the welcome page quotes the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov: "Our children must be stronger, smarter, and happier than we are."

An earlier website, Muloqot, was launched last fall as a Facebook replacement, but it lagged in popularity because users had to register with their cellphone.

Though Youface looks just like Facebook, domain owner Ayubhon Abdullaev says it is no copycat, according to Uzbek newspaper Anons. The difference, apparently, is in the details.

Aside from the promoted patriotism, there are also the options to see who has viewed your page, and one can search for people with a variety of criteria (like sex and age). Youface also has a "Marketplace," similar to Craigslist.

We just think Abdullaev's lawyers should watch for threatening letters from Jack.

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