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What is Facebook For?

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet Readable Blog For me and most of my friends, Facebook is a good way to connect with our real-life friends and family. Unlike Twitter, the people that we are “friends” with on Facebook are usually people that we know […] [...]

Twitter Lists – Reading Material

Tweet I know that many of you use Twitter, so I’ve made some lists of Twitter accounts that you might like to follow. I started working on this about 8 days ago. I stopped because of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I was watching the news and trying to contact friends. Then, after that, […] [...]

More Messages

Tweet I’ve gotten more messages from my friends to share with everyone in Japan! If you’re not in Japan, please read the messages for some good vocabulary. Flowers from my local farmers’ market Name: Pat & Winston Location: El Cerrito, California, USA Message: There are no words in any language that can express our sorrow […] [...]

Messages of Support

Sunrise

Tweet Sunrise at the lake near my house – a peaceful scene few days ago Some of my friends and family wrote messages of support to everyone in Japan. In the US and other places, there has been a lot of news about the earthquake, tsunamis, and other problems. I think we all know about […] [...]

Meet the World: Part 3

Tweet Meet the World is a set of three posts about sites where you can meet visitors to your area and speak English or another language with them. This is the third post. Meet the World: Part 1 Meet the World: Part 2 Finally, you may have heard of Couchsurfing. Their main service is connecting […] [...]

Meet the World: Part 2

Tweet Meet the World is a set of three posts about sites where you can meet visitors to your area and speak English or another language with them. The second site is Hospitality Club. It seems to be much bigger than Hi Everywhere!. People can use it to request guide services or or to ask […] [...]

Meet the World: Part 1

Tweet I know that many English learners would like to meet other people to speak English with. It’s great to talk to other people from your country, Europe, and so on. Having someone to talk to is fun, can help you learn things, can make you want to learn more, and gives you a reason […] [...]

Blogging in English

Tweet If you’d like to write more in English than you can on Twitter, try blogging. A great way to have a really simple English blog is to use Posterous. Posterous is so easy that you can even blog just by writing an e-mail! It will be posted to the blog automatically. Yes, even if […] [...]

Spam

Tweet You probably know about Spam, the meat product. Do you know about the connection between Spam and the English verb/noun “spam”? The noncountable noun/verb “spam” means “e-mail and other internet messages that you don’t want.” Usually, these messages are advertising something (“BUY SOFTWARE CHEAP NOW”). People also use this word to mean “posting too […] [...]

A New Way to Read

Tweet If you do not live in an English-speaking country but you really want to read a lot more English, there is a new way to do it. Amazon.com has an “e-reader” called Kindle that lets you read books electronically. It’s very nice because the screen is very clear, like paper. It’s easier to read […] [...]