Tuesday, February 24, 2009

customized social networking

Social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter are more general, these few websites are based on common interests:

anobii

this site is especially for booklovers. Once registered you can create your own bookshelf, take a peek at what other people have on their bookshevles, and also write comments about the books

italki
this site is for people interested in learning a foreign language. you can choose to teach or to learn and connect with people who are also trying to learn a different language

couchsurfing
from their website: CouchSurfing seeks to internationally network people and places, create educational exchanges, raise collective consciousness, spread tolerance and facilitate cultural understanding.

3 comments:

  1. thanks for letting us know about italki! I just signed up and can't wait to explore!

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  2. Apparently President Barack Obama wants everyone to learn a foreign language?

    The British learn French, the Australians study Japanese and the Americans prefer Spanish. Yet this leaves Mandarin Chinese and Arabic out of the equation
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    Why not teach a common neutral non-national language, in all countries, in all schools, worldwide?

    An interesting video can be seen at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8837438938991452670 and a glimpse of the global language Esperanto can be seen at http://www.lernu.net

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  3. ah, I remember Esperanto! Anyway, thanks for bringing this to our attention!

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