Ever try to find a Bastille Day party in San Diego? La Goulue, founder of Francophilia.com did. And when she was frustrated with that query and other “Frenchy” searches, she decided to create a site where Francophiles can get their French on wherever they are in the world.
As she describes it:
Francophilia is the first social network for Francophiles and French-speakers. Our goal is to bring together people who have a passion for the French language and francophone cultures in the interest of promoting understanding and friendship. Membership is free.
Francophilia is not a “dating” site. It’s a community of individuals with a wealth of knowledge and insight to share about francophone cultures all over the world. Our members range in age from 18 to over 80 and they come from every continent and all walks of life.
The site offers many ways for members to interact. Francophilia’s features include a personal blog, instant messaging with other online members, live discussion room for members, forum discussions, the ability to create and join special-interest groups, to publish and RSVP to events, to publish classified ads, to upload photos, videos and music, and more.
The site is in BETA now with more to come.