Why I deleted my interpals account

Interpals is a great website. If you visit it, don’t stop at the first look. It could be oldfashioned and not responsive but it is in a place where lot of people is looking for.

It is not a social network like facebook or Google +, it is not a dating site, it is not a blog place or a chat tool. Actually it is a little bit of all that.

But the fist target of Interpals is learning language. This is a place where you can find people who speak Italian, french of russian. If you are learning a language the best way is to practice. This is the place to find friends from all over the world.

I have been there and find it awesome. You can make new friends from all over the world.

Most of the friendship (or more) are temporary. That means that you talk with someone one day, one week, one month or even few month but most of them died.

Scam are also present. Of course you recognise them quite easily.

But the most frustrating things I experienced is the fact to be blocked. Intercultural communication is naturaly not easy and misunderstandings are on the way. You expect misunderstanding. But that could be lead to the fact that you could be blocked.

Been blocked is been rejected. I don’t want to talk with you. It could hurt a lot.

To avoid that, I decided today to delete my account.

You can still open an account at interpals.net if you want to learn or practice a language while making friends

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Internet communication has it’s own rules. When you block someone, that means that you don’t want any communication. Of course we can find an other way (creation of a new profile etc…). Blocking someone is not absolute. It is like censure.

Each time someone block me that make me sad. I am feeling rejected. The hardest thing is that the reason in unknown. That happend sometimes in intercultural communication. You could hurt soneone by accident. Blocking someone could be revanche.


How to add youtube video in interpals

You can add embeded youtube video in interpals message or content. I will explain you step by step how to do it.

1. Select the url of the video. just copy past the address for example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WObWGpe1ff8&feature=related

2. Identify the youtube code. The youtube code is in red


3. here select WObWGpe1ff8

4. Then put the code [youtube]WObWGpe1ff8[/youtube]

You have an option : click the youtube button

Then past the code like this

click OK and it is done

That is all