Esperanto social network (big update 9)


Esperantists can use several social networks. This post is about selecting the best one and defining features that an Esperanto social network should have.

The best Esperanto social network is Facebook because it has more necessary features.
https://esperantujo.directory does not list small countries, such as Andorra, Vatican, etc.
http://kunligo.com has very few features and therefore is inactive.
https://nubo.re has simple profiles, searching members by name, simple forum, simple groups, simple events, commercial pageshttps://esperanto.masto.host

Note!!! If the table below does not fit the page, reduce the zoom of your page in internet browser (Ctrl + Minus)


www.edukado.net
www.facebook.com
www.vk.com
https://esperantujo.directoryNew Amikumu.com (as a mobile app)
nubo.re
User interface in Esperanto
y
yn (partially translated, some search requests work only in English)
y but not completely
yy

y
Names of users according to the rules of Esperanto (see 1)
n
n
y (names are automatically transliterated into Esperanto, if Esperanto is selected as display language, sometimes incorrectly)
yn (if user wishes)yn (if user wishes)
yn (if user wishes)
Forum in Esperanto
y but not flexible (impossible to create your own section with topics), few sections
y (groups devoted to different topics)
y (groups devoted to different topics)
nn

y (simple)







Subscribe to new topics in a subforum
Only by RSS
y
yn (you cannot subscribe to a group by email, you can only see its updated in your newsfeed)nn

Subscribe to new answers in a forum topic
y by email
y
yn (sometimes does not work)nn

Specify your level of Esperanto (see 2)
y
n
n
ny
y
Find people by city and ability to speak Esperanto
y (no standard names for cities, city names are not suggested, but you can check a city and its Esperantists on a map)
yn (only if interface is in English, search works not always and not in all browsers)
y (very good, even shows number of found people)
yn (can find people in a city, but their level of Esperanto is unknown)yn (only nearby), y (in paid version)
n
Find people by city and level of Esperanto
yn (no standard names for cities, you have to guess how a user named his city)
n
n
nyn (only nearby in free version), y (in paid version)

n
Many people search filters (see 4)
yn (nomo, lando, urbo, sekso, agxo, profesio, Epo nivelo, instruado de Epo, foto)
n (you can search people asking natural search questions but only in Eng, such natural language search almost stopped working, only some queries are still functional)
y
nn
n
Events (see 5)
n
y
yn (there is a module of events but it is not convenient and few people use it)
nn

y (simple)
Follow people (follow changes in their lives) (see 6)
n
yn (bad, you cannot decide what changes in their lives to monitor)
y bad
nny
Find out what events are joined by people followed by you
n
yn (works only partially)
n
nnn
Calendar of Esperanto events
n
y if to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/epo.eventoj
n
nn
n
Subscribe to new Esperanto events
n
y if to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/epo.eventoj
n
nnn
Map of people who speak Esperanto (see 7)
n
n
n
yn (map of users, some of which do not speak Esperanto)n
n
Exclude inactive users from search (see 7)
n
n
n
nn

n
Map of Esperanto eventsnnnnnn

If the social network has good forum, there will be a section for posting Esperanto vacancies and a section for those who look for an Esperanto job. So, the social network will have features of a job search website.

Notes:
1) The names of users should follow the rules of Esperanto (spelling and pronunciation) not to confuse readers. There must be no letters that are not used in Esperanto and no numbers or special characters.
 2) There are many classifications of levels of language proficiency. I suggest to use the following for the levels of Esperanto: nula, baza, studa, baza labora, bona labora, libera. 
4) The following search filters are recommended: name, level of Esperanto, country, city, sex, age range, hobby, exclude inactive users (see 7).
5) Events should be like on Facebook, plus there must be a reliable way to subscribe to events which people you follow joined, possibility to see the calendar of Esperanto events, possibility to subscribe to Esperanto events.
6) There should be no friends feature. It is better to use approach of Twitter where you follow people who are interesting for you. Following means you should be notified about changes in their profiles. I don't think it is necessary to have a feature of posting as users can post in relevant sections of the forum. Such posts will be better targeted.
7) Map on www.edukado.net shows all registered users even if their level of Esperanto is zero or they have not visited the website for years. Instead the map should show only people with higher-than-zero level of Esperanto and only those who are active (logged in to the website in the last 12 months).
2/Blogger
/Facebook

2 comments:

  1. Mi ne scias, kio estis viaj kriterioj, sed eble (preskaŭ) socia reto estas ankaŭ https://esperantujo.directory/ (almenaŭ ĝı ebligas trovi homojn kaj poste kontakti ilin per kutimaj grandaj paĝaroj — tre sobra aliro, ja konkuri kun VK aŭ Facebook estas apenaŭ eble).

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    1. Dankon, aldonis https://esperantujo.directory kaj amikumu.com

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