some how the definition of an expat does not satisfy anymore my feeling of being a member of the IN network.
Are INs just expats?
I feel the need of a collective self-reference. who we are?
Would you like to tell me?
With this question i went first to our ABOUT page
" InterNations is the first international online community for people who live and work abroad. As a network based on trust, we enable our members to interact with other global minds in a similar situation, with comparable interests and needs. InterNation users can keep in touch with friends and business contacts; they can exchange reliable information on expat-specific topics, both on a global and a local level."
and our members description
" InterNations reaches out to the international community: diplomats, members of IGOs and NGOs, foreign correspondents, expatriates employed by multinational companies and their family members. We also cater to the interests of local residents with strong ties to this community (e.g. journalists).
Our network is represented by more than Protected content communities all over the world - the perfect platform to exchange opinions and information on local particularities.
Membership is strictly invitation-based: You may join the community only after receiving an invitation from a current member. In this way, InterNations will remain a network of personal trust, where data security and privacy protection are top priorities."
THEN i did a brief review on our members data
as i have not access to IN data, the IN Team could share with us, if they like, i just did a simple search an noticed
A% participate in forums actively
B% participate in activities ( are those the same A%)?
C% have no profile picture, i never heard from them and mostly never answer emails
D% i dont know who are the other ones.
I would liek to know the ABCD numbers... but more important would be to know what the A and B INs see or know about themselves?
Who are we?
Just expats? or what bring us together on INs?
I thought to start a list of traits without intention to label any one, and by considering the different role plays, as IN Team members, and NGOs or Governments representatives (diplomats) members of IN.
Who are we?
Would you like to know? i would...