Fillos de Galicia
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|Owner||Asociacion Cultural Fillos de Galicia|
|Created by||Asociacion Cultural Fillos de Galicia|
Fillos de Galicia (Galician pronunciation: [ˈfiʎoz ðe ɣaˈliθja]) is a web portal and virtual community which focuses on Galician culture and diaspora. The site focuses on promoting unity between Galicians and descendants of Galicians around the world. The community is a hub where many objectives can be accomplished, such as learning more about the Galician language or finding relatives in Galicia using the Atopadoiro. Fillos.org is one of the most popular websites regarding Galicia and more specifically the diaspora.
Fillos de Galicia was started in 1997 by Manuel Casal Lodeiro, son of Galician emigrants. Since its inception, the portal has been growing at an exponential rate. The supporting Association has also spawned a few sister sites dealing with specific themes relating to Galicians (see External Links below).
As of 2010, there are more than 6700 unique users registered with the community, residing in over 70 countries. The bulk of the users are between the ages of 30 and 60. Over 1500 of the users live in Argentina, with sizable populations in Spain and Brazil. Over half of the registered users are either born in Galicia or children of Galicians. Another 1200 are grandchildren of Galicians. Of all the users, 60 are paying members called socios.
During the previous year, there were 339,499 visits to the website. An average of 1,499,516 individual pages were visited each month, coming from 29,000 visits per month.
- Official website of Fillos de Galicia
- eTIqueTAL (tagging-based social networking service)
- Debulla (social bookmarking)
- Nomes galegos (categorization of traditional Galician names)
- Galeguidade (web portal for Galician organizations all around the world)
- Rede Galega (Internet services for Galician nonprofits)
- Planeta Galego (Galician diaspora webzine)
- A Morte da Costa (mini-site on Prestige ecological disaster)
- Parcelaria Virtual pola Cultura Galega (Fund-raising & net.art project)
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