NEW SERVICE PROMOTES NEW ENGLAND FRENCH CULTURE THROUGH WEB 2.0 TOOLS
Chez Yankois Web Service To Act As Central Meetingplace
For New England's 2 Million Franco-Americans
Yankois Media, LLC
Phone: (603) 724-2263
Fax: (603) 369-3449
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (January 4, 2009) – Yankois Media (www.yankoismedia.com) has launched Chez Yankois (www.chezyankois.com), a service to promote the enrichment of New England's French culture through web-based communication and social networking tools.
“Chez Yankois creates a forum for the Yankois to discover and share a world of French music, find and plan events, share photos and videos, and find new friends through common contacts and interest groups, ” says Joseph Theriault, president and founder, Yankois Media. “We hope that these opportunities to connect through this free service will drive it to become the centerpiece of online expression for New England's Franco-Americans, French students and teachers, and all those interested in our music, language and culture.”
Any Internet user can sign up for a free account and immediately take advantage of a fast-growing collection of user-contributed content. Within its first days this content already included photo albums, a selection of French-language music ranging from folk to hard rock, groups dedicated to topics as varied as the Red Sox and the local French dialect, and an impressive listing of events taking place across all six New England states.
This service is being offered completely for free to the public with only minor merchandising revenue assisting to defray its associated costs. Joseph Theriault explained, “Yankois Media was founded to be a company that makes its money by catering to the Yankois community with products and services of specific interest to it. This pins our success on its health and we hope that Chez Yankois can play a major role in making it thrive.”
About Yankois Media:
Yankois Media (www.yankoismedia.com) is working to build a valuable and profitable institution within the New England Franco-American community by assisting it to sustain and enrich its unique culture through increased access to the world-wide Francophonie, eased exchange of its goods and services at home and bringing those goods and services to the world marketplace.
"Yankois" is a recently coined term to describe the significant number of New Englanders of French heritage. The URL www.yankois.info may be consulted as a reference with a more complete description and statistics.