Post by @CubanWindow

WIF: Canal Usb Cubadebate Site / María Lucía Expósito- Student of Journalism in the Faculty of Communication of the University of Havana.

Cuba is overflowing with the talent and initiative of the young. With an excellent and free professional training and forgetting that they have few resources thanks to the blockade imposed by the United States to Cuba, they become excellent developers. The Best way to generate contents and products one hundred percent Cuban, not imported that respects the interests and values of the young people on the island.

They have developed the “Unica Community” built on the open source social network engine ELLG that has proved to be one of the most comprehensive university sites on the  island, with around 7729 users, was created in 2012 and modified in December 2015.


The network offers users the creation of a profile, sending messages and requests for friendship, forming a group or join, interact via real-time chat, upload and download multimedia and other facilities.

They do not pretend to clone to Facebook, but to make more amena the socialization among Cuban university students, who share interests and dreams within the island.

The name responds to the site from which its creator, administrator and webmaster Agustín Maikel López and Robin Dairon Roig, master in new technologies and network administrator comes, and is the University of Ciego de Avila Maximo Gomez Baez

For Robin, Agustín and the team of the Unica Community, there are still land to conquer: the expectation of getting other universities where humanities are studied, take advantage to make studies of interest to their groups in this platform.

Although publications are well achieved in the Single Community, there has not yet been a movement of collaborators, who may well be students, whether journalism or other career, who wish to produce news for the site and thus enrich practices, Be more authentic in terms of the exclusivity of articles and generate greater group discussions.