Joined Nov 20 2011
42 years old
Jacksonville Beach, FL
I am the founding member and site administator for Azores Nation.
Social Network Unites the Azorean Diaspora Under a Common Passion
AzoresNation.com is a thriving social network connecting the Global Azorean Community by exploring and sharing what it means to be Azorean on and off the islands. Members of the network say the site is simply amazing and makes Saudade (longing for their homeland) a little less painful.
Azores Nation is an exclusive social network, collective blog, and content sharing site integrated with mainstream social media outlets. It was created to unite the Azorean Diaspora and fans of the Azores under a common passion to honor and preserve the spirit and culture unique to the Azores Islands and its’ estimated 2,000,000 descendants.
By uploading and sharing information about themselves – distant family members, old friends, even babies adopted away from the islands are reconnecting with long lost friends and family by using AzoresNation.com. Much more than a genealogical and socialization resource, Azores Nation Social Network pulls in the culture, media, and businesses unique to the Azorean way of life to create an online global village that provides so much more than the other ‘tourist’ websites about the Azores.
Azorean owned businesses and organizations may promote their products and services by offering ‘Citizen Benefits’. Members can come to the site to find deals and discover savings while they help preserve and defend the Azorean spirit by uploading and composing multi-media content about themselves, their families, and interests. There is no cost for membership, but only members get access to all of the cultural and genealogical content available on the site.
Launched on April 12, 2009, current members are raving about what they have found on the social network created by Benjamin Brandao. Started as an experiment to see if he can connect with people who may know something about his ancestry and family history, he says it is an incredible success. Unsolicited testimonials claim Azores Nation makes saudade a little less painful, reunites lost friends and distant relatives, it is so much more than just another tourist site, it really is simply amazing.