|Description||Expatriates Social networking website|
LinkExpats.com is a niche social networking website for expatriates launched in October 2007. It was created with a simple motto in mind: “Linking expats all over the world”. Contrarily to some people’s misconception (the website is for expats only), LinkExpats serves â€œexpatriates, foreigners, international students, exchange visitors and travelersâ€, and also locals. It was created to allow the international community to interact with each other in any city in the world. Contrarily to major social networking websites like Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn, LinkExpats’ users cannot befriend each other in the internal section of the website, but they are allowed to contact each other, create ads, participate in the forum discussions and create different events for the users.
One of the unique functionalities of the website is that users from a specific country and nationality can create ads, forums, and events only for specific communities in a specific country. As an example, if the user is American and lives in Casablanca, Morocco, then he/she can create an event specifically for Americans living in Casablanca, or create an event specifically for Americans in the world, or all expatriates in Morocco.
LinkExpats members are located in over 500 cities, and 150 countries. They discuss typical problems and issues international visitors and expatriates face when in a new country, or when they are trying to relocate to another one.