There are many different things you can do on. One of the first things you do when creating a social media account is to set your , then and . When you meet someone new, you may want to on Facebook or ВК, or on . On the other hand, if you’ve lost touch with someone, you may want to or that person, or if they’ve really offended you, you can . are also a great way to .
In Russia, the most popular social networking site is, often abbreviated as “ .” Many Russians may also have a Facebook account, but is by far the more dominant site. You can do all the same things on as on Facebook; you can , , , or . It’s also possible to or to that you like. If you take a lot of pictures, you may want to for them. ВК has also long allowed users the possibility to . This has led to several lawsuits against it by media claiming that the company is enabling people to illegally share copyrighted music and even full-length feature films.
Russians also use, where you can or . Another popular site is , where you can search for old classmates. This site is slightly more popular among older generations than Millennials. The idea for the site came about because Russians once typically went to school together in the same class from kindergarten through graduation. Today, however, Russians are much more mobile and thus the site has less appeal for younger Russians.
Whatever site you prefer, when you, you’re taken to the home screen, which often contains the . From here, you can or check your . Someone may have , or you may have a from someone. In writing a message, you may want to , or add in a few .
Many terms related to computers, technology, and social media have come to Russian directly from the English. This had been somewhat controversial among Russians who view this as an invasion on their language. Many have proposed Russian equivilents for the adopted English words – such as those in the graphics below.