Amunzi is a Zambian social network launched last year by Tresford Himanansa, but in October, he revamped the site to give it a global outlook. Amunzi is taken from Munzi which means a village in the founders local language.
Himanansa said, “We want Amunzi to be a playground, workplace, a campus, a school, a church or a residential place for our users, this was the major reason which led to re-structuring of the site.”
Calling it ‘Reloaded’ the revamped Amunzi is user-friendly and easy to navigate.
Amunzi allows signs via Facebook or the simple sign up procedure. Users can then join the several groups they are interested in. One can also upload photos, ask an anonymous question or post on their profiles what’s happening like on popular social network Facebook.
Users can also send and receive messages, stick a note on another members’ board, slap a members of their community when annoyed at them or wink at another. Users get notifications of all this events. Users can also join as many interest groups as they want from church, politics, besties among others.
According to Himanansa the site is both for business people, professionals and open to everyone anywhere. They also plan to expand globally this year and are presently translating the site into various global languages.
Amunzi allows users to upload their photos to their albums. Videos can also be shared via YouTube links.