Love the Spanish…
Spain is a sovereign state and a member of the European Union. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula in south-western Europe and borders France in the north, Portugal in the west and also Gibraltar at the southernmost tip. Amongst its territories are Ceuta and Melilla that border Morocco, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands and with an area of 505,922 km2, it is the fifth largest country in Europe. Spain has a long history of occupation, especially in the south, first coming under the Roman Empire and then conquered by the Moors; the architecture still remaining in many large cities and towns in the province of Andalucía. Spanish is spoken by over 500 million people throughout the world and in particular in South America making it the third most spoken language after English and Mandarin. Spain has the world’s thirteenth largest economy and is governed by a parliament under the monarchy, King Juan Carlos. The Spanish property market and the tourism industry within the country were booming until the recession hit in 2008 and now Spain has 20% unemployment, but it still remains one of the world’s leaders in renewable energy as well as agriculture where the largest export is sunflower oil. Below is a list of ten of the best social networks and forums on the Internet for Spain and Spanish speaking people. If you enjoy reading and learning about Spain, then the list will prove very interesting reading.
Tuenti.com is a social networking site based in Madrid in Spain and is aimed at students and young people often being referred to as the Spanish Facebook. It is targeted at the Spanish market, but is currently growing globally. Features include profile set-up, uploading photos, linked videos and connection with friends with a recent addition of a chat application. There is also the facility to create an event and noisy banner advertising is not permitted on the site allowing you to contact friends without obstructive advertising.
Sonico.com was formed in 2007 and is a Latin-based social network that organises people’s life online. The platform currently has more than 50 million registered users and allows individuals, organisations and brands to interact in an easy and entertaining way whilst having complete control of privacy. The site is free to join and also features ecards to send and games to play with all information available in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Meetme.com was formerly known as quepasa.com which was a social network site aimed at Latin audiences. There are more than 90 million members who meet and play games for free. You can meet, chat and hang out with other members as well as make new friends and the site is available in several languages as well as an app so you can chat with your friends whilst on the go.
Migente.com is a Latin-based social site for networking, dating or for making a Latin connection. Features of the site include music, jobs, forums, chat, photos, personals and groups that are specifically targeted to the Latin community. You can promote your music to a Latin audience and discuss the news of the day with other members as well as meet new people and make new friends. There is the facility to see who is online and there are also quizzes to do just for fun.
Wamba.com is a very popular social network site in Spain and has over 26 million users from 15 different countries. The site supports many languages and users can meet new contacts, make friends, chat, play online games, view photos and perhaps even find a new date. The platform is available in an app so you can make friends whilst on the go and registering is simple and fast as well as free.
This is another popular social site in Spain with more than 100 million people already as members and it is available in many languages. Features include friendship networks, photo sharing, user groups and status updates and users can post comments on photos as well as view profiles to see common interests such as age, gender, location and hobbies. Friendship requests can be sent to other users by email and members can add music to their profiles as well as decide whether to make their profiles visible to the public or just friends. There is also a section to play online games with other members and new games are added every week.
This is a forum to talk about everything to do with Spain. General chat includes children, flights, driving, restaurant reviews and areas of Spain and a specific section is dedicated to buying a property in Spain with topics such as mortgages, developers, transferring money, Spanish estate agents and obtaining an NIE number with residency for living in Spain. Other popular discussions include renting property, Spanish laws, banks, learning Spanish, lifestyle and working in Spain and TV in Spain as well as the crime rate and utilities.
This Spanish forum is aimed at expats living in Spain and those that are thinking about moving to Spain. All the necessary legal information can be found here and there is advice about buying and renting property. Tips can be found for working in Spain and correct information for all necessary paperwork is provided by the friendly community. The lifestyle is discussed in detail, which mentions the delicious tapas that can be found and there is a book section for reading about Spain as well as a search facility for jobs.
Chatzona.net is a popular Spanish forum for Spain, Latin American countries and those that speak Spanish to come together and meet like-minded folk. There are different forums for different themes as well as the lounges for relaxing. There are also different age groups such as over 30s, over 40s and over 60s and separate countries can also be selected. Topics can be selected from friendship, contacts or dating and there is a sitemap to help you find your way around.
This is a free forum for the Spanish speaking community in South America and Spain. Users can message each other and send photographs after registration and there is also a notice-board and a sitemap for finding your way around the site. Conversations, debates and discussions take place in the forums and there are many topics to select from sections such as tourism, psychology, food, hobbies, health, cars, bikes and sport.