New Delhi: India's homegrown social networking site Worldfloat.com hopes to increase
its users to nearly 10 million by the end of next month, giving
competition to global giants like Facebook and Twitter.
"Currently, we have around six million users. It should reach 10
million by June-end," said Pushkar Mahatta, founder of
Mahatta said Worldfloat.com, which was launched last June, was
gaining popularity across the world due to its added features.
"On Worldfloat you can do everything you do on Facebook. But we
have added several unique features. The most important is virtual
games," Mahatta, also a director of Mahatta Towers, told IANS.
He said taking into account the increasing popularity of the site,
some venture funds have made buyout offers of nearly $300 million.
"I don't want to disclose the name of the funds, but what I can
tell you is I have received buyout offers of up to $300 million,"
He however said he had no immediate plans to sell the site.
On special features, Mahatta said on Worldfloat.com there is an
option of "treasure hunt game" that allows users to win money
"Worldfloat is not just a social networking platform. It is also a
way for people to earn money up to Rs.10,000 through online
competitions and contests by buying an online ticket of Rs.100,"
he said. The competition will be launched in a couple of weeks.
"There is no other technology platform or website today that
offers such a unique service and function capable of giving users
money through gaming and competition," Mahatta claimed.