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Golden English Opportunites Part 4. The Social Networks


This is the 4th article in my Golden Opportunities of learning English. Social networks are

not new for Korea. In fact Korea has been arguably ahead of the west to forming social networks like Cyworld, when America was fooling around with Myspace. Surprisingly, social networks have evolved and blossomed today to become some of the biggest sites on the internet. These sites are very important, to building and maintaining relationships. Using several social networks will help. Therefore you should be aware of all the popular sites that the English speaking countries use for Social Networking, and the various reasons you should use them.

The Big 3. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.

I recommend that you make a profile for each of these 3 sites!

Ebizmba.com has rated these 3 social networking sites the biggest by user traffic in the US. Facebook is the largest social networking by far followed by Twitter and Linked In. Building a network of friends who speak English can improve your chances of regularly practicing the English language, or any other language for that matter. This is why I suggest for starters that you should open accounts in Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Each of these social networks are very important but for different reasons.

Facebook

3 - eBizMBA Rank | 900,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 3 - Compete Rank | 3 - Quantcast Rank | 2 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

Yes Facebook is the most popular and widely used site in the US. This is something you should not discount if you want to increase your network of English speaking foreigners.

How to use it to connect to English speaking foreigners?

Native English speakers in Korea regularly use Facebook to connect with other expats, and Facebook has 1000’s of English expat sites full of English natives wanting to explore and engage in South Korea. If you have a Facebook page and it’s dormant, I’d suggest that you put up a few pictures at least once a month. This lets your friends know what you’re up to and that you are not dead. If you’re on Facebook, come and say “hi” or better yet like my page! https://www.facebook.com/EnglishEvolutionRevolution

Twitter

2 | Twitter

12 - eBizMBA Rank | 310,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 21 - Compete Rank | 8 - Quantcast Rank | 8 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

In my opinion it’s the least “social” of the social networks but its very unique in terms of researching topics in real time. On Twitter you to follow anyone. For example let’s say you are passionate about learning English. Well, you can follow the brightest minds in the world, the leading experts on English training-professors, scholars and technologies that are at the forefront of teaching English. In a short time you will have real time data on the leading edge methods and practices for English by following their tweets.

How do find out the leading minds of English Education?

Twitter allows you to search people and topics using Key words, as well as Google search is a great as well. You can also check out who some of the greatest minds are following as well. Of course like all other social networks you can hook up with your e-mail contacts that you connect with on other social networks. Look me up on twitter at @TheKeytoEnglish

LinkedIn

3 | LinkedIn

18 - eBizMBA Rank | 255,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 25 - Compete Rank | 19 - Quantcast Rank | 9 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

LinkedIn is America’s leading professional social networking site. It’s basically an online resume. Of course you shouldn’t display any wild pictures of you passed out drinking soju but should take some time to present yourself in a professional manner as it could lead to a job offer or possible international business contacts. Do you need help with your English resume and Linked In profile? Contact us at English Revolution and we will gladly help you to prepare. If you are on Linked In, please add me! https://kr.linkedin.com/pub/jason-beauchene/20/841/7bb

The other social sites ebizmba includes: of http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/social-networking-websites

Pinterest

22 - eBizMBA Rank | 250,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 27 - Compete Rank | 13 - Quantcast Rank | 26 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

Google+5 | Google Plus+

30 - eBizMBA Rank | 120,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | *32* - Compete Rank | *28* - Quantcast Rank | NA - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

Tumblr6 | Tumblr

34 - eBizMBA Rank | 110,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 55 - Compete Rank | *13* - Quantcast Rank | 34 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

Instagram7 | Instagram

77 - eBizMBA Rank | 100,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 49 - Compete Rank | 145 - Quantcast Rank | 36 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

VKontakte8 | VK

97 - eBizMBA Rank | 80,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | *150* - Compete Rank | *120* - Quantcast Rank | 21 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

Flickr9 | Flickr

123 - eBizMBA Rank | 65,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 138 - Compete Rank | 139 - Quantcast Rank | 91 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

Vine10 | Vine

581 - eBizMBA Rank | 42,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 237 - Compete Rank | 335 - Quantcast Rank | 1,172 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

Meetup11 | Meetup

596 - eBizMBA Rank | 40,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 791 - Compete Rank | 701 - Quantcast Rank | 296 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

Tagged12 | Tagged

702 - eBizMBA Rank | 38,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,082 - Compete Rank | 615 - Quantcast Rank | 408 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

Ask fm13 | Ask.fm

779 - eBizMBA Rank | 37,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2,046 - Compete Rank | 113 - Quantcast Rank | 179 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

Meet Me14 | MeetMe

1,457 - eBizMBA Rank | 15,500,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,407 - Compete Rank | 635 - Quantcast Rank | 2,328 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

Classmates15 | ClassMates

1,487 - eBizMBA Rank | 15,000,000 - Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 153 - Compete Rank | *285* - Quantcast Rank | 4,022 - Alexa Rank | Last Updated August 1, 2015.

The Most Popular Social Networking Sites | eBizMBA

I would also recommend at least choosing at least two more social networking sites to create a profile on. I know Instagram is very popular in Korea and it’s growing in popularity in the states and around the world. I would give it a try but it only works on mobile platforms. You can’t submit pictures from your PC.

One site eBizMBA did not mention and is actually turning into one of the biggest social networking sites around, and could be the next Facebook killer!!! Want to know? Sign up for my guest list and I will give you that information as well as the best English training videos on YouTube!


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