Many of you might already have heard of the name, but have no idea what this thing is all about. Thus, we decided to provide detailed information about our group, RedDeer International.
What is RedDeer International
RedDeer International is the platform where my (Hi, I’m Fumiya Akashika) international peers can voice their interests ranging from politics, environment, economy, culture, travel, and more to the world. It provides not only articles but also sounds (via Sound Cloud) and videos (via Youtube). This group’s main function is writing articles by researching issues and topics and interviewing people that the writer would like to know about. However, like any other news based website, we conduct talk shows and create music related content such as skits by using contemporary music found on Sound Cloud, and we also shoot videos and post them on Youtube.
RedDeer International has now more than 10 writers from all around the world such as Japan, India, Finland, Bolivia, the U.S., China, Libya, Croatia, Great Britain, the Philippines and more. Our motto is to provide news and information as purely as possible. We remain committed to having our contributors write on the countries that they are from and the countries they have visited to provide more accurate and culturally sensitive information.
2.History of RedDeer International
RedDeer International was originally launched by Fumiya Akashika with Bob Cal in Tampa, Florida on the 21st of May in 2014 in hopes of spreading knowledge and interests on the variety of topics discussed on the site. Since Fumiya was keen on writing articles and research papers and Bob was working at CNN as a journalist, they both agreed on the idea by creating their own blog/website on WordPress. This was Fumiya’s first endeavor to create such an organization that provides articles and news; therefore, it was nothing short of a difficult task to conduct. We published the very first article on the following day.
On 23 May 2014, we launched the Facebook page for RedDeer International, and on 26 May we launched the Twitter page for RedDeer International. In the first week of launching both pages, we only obtained no more than 50 followers on both pages. Notwithstanding, the Facebook page had 20,513 followers/likes as of 10 October and 6,941 followers on Twitter. RedDeer International was struggling with gaining page likes on both social networks at the beginning; however, the efforts we made culminated day by day which led to having the number of followers we have nownow. Fumiya started investing his money and time after his arrival back in Japan after studying in the US.
On 7th of June, we launched our Sound Cloud page with our first so called Podcast that explains differences in values, cultures and societies in the U.S, Japan and the Philippines. It was the first time for both of us to publish our voices in public through social media and, to be honest, it was not that smooth-sailing. We struggled to polish and improve the quality of contents for Soundcloud. As a result, the very first publication on the platform ended up sounding like just kids playing around.
RedDeer International has 12 pages on WordPress, including our main website, http://reddeerinternational.com. However, it started with only this one page. The topics you can find on the site are: Politics, People, History, Environment, Economy, Travel, Podcast, Music, Culture, Job, Life, and our main topic “Nations” as of 10 October 2014.
3. Why RedDeer International?
RedDeer International was founded by 21 year-old Fumiya Akashika after his experiences of being an exchange student in the U.S twice and meeting people from around the world who had different values, cultures and ideas. He attracted people not only around his age but also those who are older than him through a non-stop perseverance.
The main point is that RedDeer International is not a group of professionals in writing, but a group of those who are young and passionate about spreading their ideas and interests around the world. That is why writers can write whatever they want to write based on their interests without any restrictions. For the most part, our articles are fun and thought provoking to read. There is no burden for writers when it comes to voicing their inner voices to the world.
Another unique quality of RedDeer is the attractiveness and freshness of our articles. We do not have any particular types of format in writing: we have articles that range from being based in research to being based in unique personal experience. As you read through some of the articles, you can feel a certain energy in the writing that we believe makes RedDeer unique.
Finally, RedDeer is an international platform run by the youth of today. It is not a platform tied with conservative and old-dated ideas that you can see everywhere on other news-based websites. We are the ones who will create business and explore the world in the next era of history. Our viewpoints come from a wide variety of backgrounds, giving a globally minded perspective of the world.
4.How to see RedDeer International’s Website and How it works
1. Open the page
You can find RedDeer International’s link almost anywhere on the internet: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud, About.me and Google as well. I recommend you to type “reddeerinternational.com” into Google since this is the easiest way to reach to us.
When you click on the website, you will jump onto our main website which looks like this.
2.Explore our website
Many people become confused when they reach to this page since this page does not contain any articles other than those articles about specific countries. It is understandable to feel confused and it is true that this page only provides articles about overviews of nations.
However, if you scroll down the page, you will see the previous posts:
On the right hand side of this page, you can see the latest articles in different branches of RedDeer International such as politics, entertainment, people, history, etc.
On the left hand side and bottom of this page, you can see our recommended webpages (not RedDeer international Group) and you also can see the Facebook like box, Twitter wall, and SoundCloud pages along with articles.
When you go back to the top, you will find an “About Us” section along with other pages such as information about the founder, Follow us on….., Volunteer writer and Writers. when you hover over “about us” (you can also click it to see the information about us), the table shows up just like below.
When look around, you can see the “Nations” page next to “About us“. If you hover above the page, the list of continent shows up automatically just like the picture below. If you want to know about a certain country, just click one of lists of region and then you will see the list of countries in the region. (We do not have many articles yet, so please stay tuned).
3.Explore the other websites (Branches) of RedDeer International
If you click the one of lists on the top of this website such as RDI Culture (RedDeer International Culture), You will see the page like this picture below. *please remind that you can not jump directly to the culture page.
When you click the link blue in color, you will jump into RedDeer International Culture (See the next picture)
You can use the same method to jump to the other websites/branches of RedDeer International.
4.Explore the various pages we have
After arriving at the other branches of RedDeer International, I would like you to take a break, reading a couple of articles there. After reading, you might want to read or explore other pages; however, you will have to click “about rdi’ and then ‘REDDEER BRANCHES’ in order to navigate back to the menu:
After clicking “RedDeer Branches“, you will see the page that has all the links to our other branches with little bit of explanation for each branch. The picture shows only a couple of Links, but as you scroll down the page, you can see every last one of the links to the other branches.
Maybe you noticed that there are categories such as Africa, Middle East/Asia, and Europe next to “about rdi“.
If you click “Africa”, you can jump to the page which provides all the information that is relevant to Africa from all the other RedDeer branches!
5.Introduction to RedDeer International Branches
RedDeer International so far has 12 branches. Each one of the branches provides news and information that spices up your life and is fun to read that are connected to the other branches: RedDeer International, RDI Culture, RDI History, RDI Great People, RDI Economy, RDI Entertainment, RDI Politics, RDI Podcast, RDI Music, RDI Life, RDI Travel,RDI Job and RDI English Learning. Each one of them has a purpose just like any other website. We would like to introduce a few of them for beginners of RedDeer International.
1.RedDeer International (Main Webpage) Nations
The purpose of this Website is to let readers get to know about nations before reading any news articles. It is one thing to just read and look over any kind of articles, but it is another thing to know about the nations first and read news articles relevant to the nation/country. It is better to know about the country before you read news about the country!It will give you some hints of what,why and how with regards to the country of interest.
RedDeer International (Main Webpage) Nations is full of content that is written by those who have been to the countires or were born in the specific coutnry. For Instance, I have been to the U.S. and Dominican Republic before and I was born in Japan, so if I were to write about nations here, I would only write about Japan, the U.S and Dominican Republic since I know what it feels like to be there. We are hoping that this will inspire richer and more fruitful articles.
Here is a sample article on RedDeer International Nations: Japan
2. RedDeer International Culture
The Purpose of this website is to provide information oriented to world cultures. How many cultures and traditions exists and are waiting for us to discover them? Nobody knows. However, if you are thinking about going abroad or doing business outside of your home country, you can not avoid the situation where you have to make business conversation or small talk. To make it smooth, you need to know at least where the people of a particular country are coming from. Culture is based on characteristics, personalities, attitudes, and most importantly inherent qualities found within a person.
RedDeer International Culture is mostly mix of research and experiences of member’s through interactions with others with diverse background. If anything comes up in our minds, any questions form as we ponder cultures, then we will certainly write about it.
Here is a sample article of RedDeer International Culture: Why do people Discriminate?
3.RedDeer International history
The purpose of this website is to provide astonishing and inconceivable facts of history. There is proverb that goes “History will repeat itself“. It is true in all expects. World War II took place even though all the leaders (most of) assembled and established the U.N out of regret of causing WWI. Mankind surely learned some lessons and tried not to conduct such a blunder again. The bottom line is that it does not matter where you were born and come from; events happened in history all over the world and contain valuable lessons for all of us. You can apply them to your life.
4.RedDeer International Politics
The purpose of this website is to deliver the news and matters which are politically related to the world based on our interests. It can be said that future leaders will be able to grow and develop via online writing and idea sharing. And this trend is speeding up year by year. There is no time like the present to know about what things around the world are going on. Grasp the key information to succeed in this hectic world!
RedDeer International Politics deals with Education, Politics, War, Regulations and Laws, Riots, etc. Anything related to social affairs will be written in this Branch.
Here is a sample article of RedDeer International Politics: Top 5 riots of 2014
5.RedDeer International Great people of the world
The purpose of this website is to let readers have time and chance to attach themselves to those who are working toward their dreams. We would like to make readers inspired by reading articles about talented, skilled and hard working people around the world. It does not matter if you are famous/well known – those who are working toward their dreams who never give up with a positive attitude are beautiful and worth knowing.
RedDeer International Great People of the World is composed of articles with exclusive interviews with those talented people we approach. For instance, our first article in this branch is the article with an exclusive interview with Lydia Canaan, the first rock star and humanitarian activist of the United Nations. She has had ups and downs in life. It is always motivational to get to know those people and learn some lessons from them!
6.Introduction to Other RedDeer International Pages
RedDeer International is not all about articles but also about listening and watching. In other words, we do record conversation on issues and problems of the world. You can find these recordings on SoundCloud. We also record and publish videos to our Youtube channel.
On our Facebook page, you can see every single article we publish. Once we publish articles on our website, they automatically are sent to this page. Do not forget to follow and like us. If you scroll down on this page, you will see a Like Box for RedDeer International’s Facebook Page.
On our Twitter page, articles we publish will be seen. It functions in the same way as our Facebook page. The only differences are that we sometimes upload some pictures and pick up some good articles and spread them here on Twitter.
On our Instagram page, we upload pictures of the world. Most of them are landscape photos, but sometime we upload pictures that give hints of what is going on in the other RedDeer International pages.
On our SoundCloud, we publish all kinds of audio-based pieces from conversations on global issues and problems to the skits for fun (including our advertisement).
7. Writers wanted
RedDeer International is not only a place where you read and expand your views on the world, but also is the place where you can interact with people from around the world who are working toward their dreams and goals. As you become a member, you will receive a position as a writer and likely receive the benefit out of our works later when we start gaining profits. We are not just bunch of students/today’s youth but group of individuals making each day count.
Writing is an art. You can create your own world, expressing affairs and interests in your words that will apply to people’s lives in many ways. Your opinions matter in this world, nothing is worth going unsaid. If there are writers, there are readers. Change is not going to happen if there are no writers in this world. If there are no writers, there will be no readers.
If you have ideas and desire to become someone different, or would like to take new step for your life, we would love to provide possibilities to you.
If you should have any questions/want to apply to RedDeer International, please do contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the Overview of RedDeer International! Stay tuned!
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