social media

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Facebook Adds “Translate” Button

Although an estimated 2.7 million Facebook users in the U.S. speak Spanish, and 1.6 million use the site en español, not all of the millions and millions of friends of those Spanish speakers understand the language. But Facebook is readying a cure in the form of a “Translate” button.

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

A Profile Of News Taco Editor Sara Inés Calderón

News Taco editor Sara Inés Calderón was recently profiled by La Cosmopolatina as part of their series of Latinas who are inspiring and empowering others. Check out the entire profile here, in the meantime, here’s a snippet:...

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...

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Mexicans Turn to Social Media to Document Narco Violence

By Melissa del Bosque An explosion of violence has occurred in the state of Tamaulipas in the last few weeks, and also around the city of...

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

How To Take Your Network And Make It Useful Part 2

Online connectivity has magnified our ability to accumulate social capital and convert it into other forms of power. If you cannot find a way to use this social capital, then it’s hard to make it work for...

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Latinos More Likely To Share Videos Online

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project issued an interesting report this week that found, among other things, that Latinos are more likely to use video sharing sites like YouTube than whites or African-Americans. Interesting,...

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Why Are Latinos Such Social Mediaites?

By María Cardona A mobile phone screen gives a woman in Latin America a glimpse of the son she hasn’t seen since he immigrated to find work in the U.S. over 15 years ago, while another Latino...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Descuento Libre, A Deal Service Especially For Latinos

Descuento Libre is a new daily deals site that is totally and wholly focused on Latino customers. The service launched last fall in Mexico City, and has since launched in Chicago and Austin, Texas, with San Antonio...

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Latinos Help Drive The Growth Of Mobile Advertising

A report from comScore found that mobile display advertisers have more than doubled in the past two years, given that this trend is largely driven by the adoption of smartphones, and that almost half of all Latinos...

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Facebook Is A Great Online Niche For Latinos

I stumbled across an interesting post today that I initially found offensive, then realized was tongue-in-cheek, but nonetheless made some valid points about how it is that Latinos flock to the Facebook platform. Companies are taking to...

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

News Taco To Go: Kool-Aid, Wine, Haiti & Twitter

¿Tuiteas? 19% Of Latinos Online Use Twitter The Trouble With Haiti’s Refugee Camps, Over A Year Later Latinos Key To Growth For Kool-Aid, Wine Industry

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

¿Tuiteas? 19% Of Latinos Online Use Twitter

About 1 in 5 Latinos who use the Internet also use Twitter, according to an updated study released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. This statistic shows that Latino tend to use Twitter more than...

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Suicide, Tech, Pawlenty, Chávez & Cops

Cops Shoot Latino Marine 71 Times, Deny Him Care In Arizona Judge Blocks César Chávez Street Renaming In Texas Attempted Suicides High Among Young Latinas Pawlenty’s Latino Voter Pitch: Immigrants Are Terrorists Mobile Tech, Social Media Spur...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Internet?

Perhaps because the Internet, social media, and technology in general has given me access and opportunities I never could have hoped for, I’m kind of a fan. Nonetheless, occasionally I do come across critics who insist that the Internet...

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