Thank you all for your contribution to the italki community. And some members might also want to know whether there are some others ways to help promote italki. I'd like to share with you 3 simple and easy ways that you can help develop and promote italki online.
1. Write about italki on your own blog
You can post a story or article about italki and your language partners. It could either be fun, interesting or educational.
For a good example, please refer to http://www.opencoffeeclub.org/profiles/blog/list?user=Krakista This is the blog of my italki friend, Zaldy. Thanks, Zaldy.
2. Add an italki Badge to your own website or blog
By adding a badge (similar to a personalized banner ads lead to your personal italki profile page), people who are browsing your website or blog will be directed to italki easily. To add one badge on italki, simply sign in to italki. Then click on Friends. There is an option called Widget, where you will find a lot of badges at different sizes. Pick one and insert the HTML code into your blog or website. (Please check the following link for more information about how you can use badges, http://www.italki.com/widgets/badges.htm )
Examples: http://emperor.freetoasthost.com/ (Thanks to my italki friend Zaldy too)
3. Invite your friends on msn or skype joining italki
There is another handy and easy way for you to help develop italki website. Simply go to Friends(http://www.italki.com/contacts/mycontacts.htm) and then click on Invite Friends(http://www.italki.com/contacts/invite.htm). Import the contacts you want to invite to join italki team there. You can even customize the invitation message now.
So if you want to help italki grow and also help more people who want to learn foreign languages, please try either one or all of the options. You are helping italki become the best online Language Exchange and Learning Community!