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Friday, March 9th, 2012

Latinos Spend More Time On Social Media Than Other Groups

By Juan Elizondo Given the habits in my own home, I wasn’t surprised to read more evidence that Hispanics spend more time in social media channels than other ethnic groups in the United States. That was one of the findings of an electronic survey conducted in mid-February by American Pulse. According to the data analysis, Hispanics who are 18

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

The Internet Is Key To Latino Politics

Here’s something interesting to think about while you tap away at your keyboard: P365 dusted-off a Forrester Research study that claims: forty percent of Latinos used the Web for content creation and sharing (blog, upload video and photos, create...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

My Nostalgia For A Less Techy World With People, Not Gadgets

In many ways, I’m old timey. I would wear a bonnet if it were socially acceptable. I wish I could churn my own butter. In high school I often dressed like an elderly lady. I like old...

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Despite Digital Divide Latinas Are Empowered By The Internet

By Laura Donnelly Gonzalez, co-founder Latinitas Navigating the youth conference circuit, I’m always astounded by enthusiastic representatives from corporate curriculum companies who swear the digital divide is declining, often through flashy multimedia commercials. Those of us working in...

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Dating And Texting Without Your Reading Glasses

I love my iPhone. It’s my office in my hand. I can take a call, send a text, check my calendar, send an email and play “Angry Birds” from the comfort of wherever I am. But, this wireless...

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The Love-Hate Relationship With Our Cell Phones

The Pew Internet & American Life Project published an interesting report this week taking a look at how we interact with our cell phones. As we’ve written before, this information is particularly pertinent to Latinos, who tend...

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Bad News For Latinos

By Jessica L. González with assistance from Fabiola Rivas and Michael J. Scurato Following up on our recent submission to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of a petition to deny AT&T’s request to purchase T-Mobile, the National...

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Latino Immigrants Use Cell Phones To Save Money

A new text message program has proven effective in helping Latino immigrants in California take a serious look at their budget and allow them to save thousands of dollars in expenses. A project from Stanford University’s

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

AT&T, T-Mobile Merger Will Adversely Affect Latinos

Amalia Deloney is the grassroots policy director for the Center for Media Justice. She talked to News Taco about how the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile would reduce choices for Latinos who often primarily use wireless to...

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Cell Phones Frying Latino Brains

It’s true. That cell phone you’re using is frying your brain —at least according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health. The study found that 50 minute cell phone conversations increased activity in the...

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

IRS’s Phone App Helps Track Taxes

The IRS has launched a new application for iPhones and Androids called IRSToGo, which allows the user to basically track their tax return. The app is free and specifically helps users track their refunds about 72 hours...

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

BlackBerry Hates My Spanglish

I’m a pocha, loud and proud, and part of my pocha heritage is that I comunicate in Spanglish. Everywhere. In letters, in conversation, in emails, in cards and, most recently, in text message. But, BlackBerry hates my...