Esperanto social network (big update 4)


There are several Esperanto social networks but none of them is good enough. In order to select the best one and to encourage it and others to improve, this comparison of Esperanto social networks was prepared.
So far the leaders are www.lernu.net (as a database of Esperantists) and www.facebook.com (as a communication tool).
Note!!! If the table below does not fit the page, reduce the zoom of your page in internet browser.


Malnova www.lernu.net (nova estas malpli bona)
www.edukado.net
www.facebook.com
www.vk.com
www.reddit.com
www.verduloj.com
www.esperanto.com
User interface in Esperanto
y (but users can select another language)
y
y but only partially, search in Epo does not work
y but not completely
y
yes, but some messages are in English
y best
Names of users according to the rules of Esperanto (see 1)
n
n
n
y (names are automatically transliterated into Esperanto, if Esperanto is selected as display language, sometimes incorrectly)
n
n
n
Forum in Esperanto
y

y (groups devoted to different topics)
y
y
y
y
Subforums in Esperanto
n

y
(groups devoted to different topics)

y
y
n
Subscribe to new topics in a subforum
n

y

y
n
n
Subscribe to new answers in a forum topic
y

y


y
n (y only if you commented)
Specify your level of Esperanto (see 2)
y but bad
y
n
n
n
n
n
Find people by city and ability to speak Esperanto
y but bad (see 3)
n
y (only if interface is in English)
y
n
n
n
Find people by city and level of Esperanto
y but bad (see 3)
n
n
n
n
n
n
Many people search filters (see 4)
y
n
n (you can search people asking natural search questions but only in Eng)
y best
n
n
n
Events (see 5)
n

y
n
n
y
y
Follow people (follow changes in their lives) (see 6)
n
n
y bad
y bad
n
y
Know which events people followed by you joined
n
n
y bad, you should 
search for:
Events attended by 
my friends that are 
upcoming
n
n
y
Calendar of Esperanto events
n
n
y if to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/epo.eventoj
n
n
y
y
Subscribe to new Esperanto events
n
n
y if to join https://www.facebook.com/groups/epo.eventoj
n
n
nn
Map of users (see 7)
n
y
n
n
n
n
y
Exclude inactive users from search (see 7)
y bad
n
n
n
n
n
n
Map of Esperanto eventsnnnnnnn (estas sed ne funkcias)
The forum in Esperanto should be like www.reddit.com (better) or www.lernu.net but not like Facebook groups where you must request membership in each group (forum section).
If the social network has good forum, there will be a section for posting Esperanto vacancies and a section for those who look for an Esperanto job. So, the social network will have features of a job search website.

Notes:
1) The names of users should follow the rules of Esperanto (spelling and pronunciation) not to confuse readers. There must be no letters that are not used in Esperanto and no numbers or special characters.
 2) There are many classifications of levels of language proficiency. I suggest to use the following for levels of Esperanto: nula, baza, studa, baza labora, bona labora, libera. Classification of www.lernu.net (nula, baza, meza, alta) is not detailed enough.
3) On www.lernu.net you can search people from a city but you have to type in its name. You cannot select it from a list. As people can specify the name of their city differently (in their native language, English, Esperanto using x or diacritics), the search is not reliable.
4) The following search filters are recommended: name, level of Esperanto, current country, current city, another country, another city, sex, age range, educational institution, age of graduation, place of work, position, year of birth, month of birth, date of birth, hobby, exclude inactive users (see 7).
5) Events should be like on Facebook, plus there must be a reliable way to subscribe to events which people you follow joined, possibility to see the calendar of Esperanto events, possibility to subscribe to Esperanto events.
6) There must be no friends. It is better to use approach of Google Plus and Twitter where you follow people who are interesting for you. Following means you should be notified about changes in their profiles. I don't think it is necessary to have a feature of posting as users can post in relevant sections of the forum. Such posts will be better targeted.
7) Map on www.edukado.net and www.esperanto.com show all registered users even if their level of Esperanto is zero or they have not visited the website for years. Instead the map should show only people with higher-than-zero level of Esperanto and only those who are active (logged in to the website in the last 12 months).

PS: As you see some of the cells are blank. To fill them in, I need your help. If you noticed a mistake or know another Esperanto social network, write a comment below this post.

Other Esperanto social networks: www.kunligo.com, www.evildea.tv, www.ipernity.com