Re: Why is Glocals declining?
Well the site has not changed since 2007, other than changing the name. Remember Sindys pre 2005, then Geneva online 2007ish, now glocals. I think there was another name but I forget.
Following similiar change due to World Radio Geneva to WRG to WRS (world Radio Suisse or Swiss or ??)
I remember Glocals was celebrating 10,000 members, then 20,000, then 40,000, then 70,000
and today says 112,606 but just 160 online.
I am sure active members is relative, but if less than one login a year, my guess it that there is less than 20k members logging in once or more a year.
I am sure it to promote the site to potential advertisers, but Orange/Salt, UBS, and Allianz have always been around, but not much more. So for the owners it economics and investment. They probably will not invest much more on the site.
As such, my guess is glocals site will see more decline. less activities, and less interest.
And another point is I think the moderators are volunteers or something, not really understanding the needs, dont create motivation, or idea of how to add value.
At least in Internations they have moderators and ambassadors that promote events, but that site cost about CHF 7- to CHF 11 per month depending on your subscription. It costs versus Glocals is free.
Then there is the website of https://www.meetup.com/cities/ch/genève/
and is free and has alot of interest.
I hate FB, just because similiar what others said / posted above.
One thing I miss was the Geneva Curry club and Curry club events.
Also I didnt see any Chinesse new year activities on the site.
I am hoping for a researgence or revival :)