Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Don’t Get Your Diabetes Info From Facebook

For all our diabetes-laden friends out there, a word of caution:  Don’t trust everything you read on Facebook. A recent study shows that the vast majority of information to be found on social media related to diabetes isn’t necessarily accurate. The study (underwritten by CVS) was conducted by researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and

Friday, October 29th, 2010

MySpace’s New Strategy: Targeting Latinos

MySpace is losing a social media war with Facebook, but MySpace has launched a campaign to revamp its site and try to get back on par with Facebook’s 500 million-plus users and accompanying revenue stream. In a...

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Hotmail and Yahoo Email Accounts Aren’t Really Anonymous? El Famoso Oops.

A New Jersey man was slapped with a 14-count indictment charging him with sending emails to staffers of several Latino organizations threatening them with death or bodily injury. (Vincent P.) “Johnson admitted that he sent threatening e-mails...

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Managing Your Social Media: HootSuite

Hey, so as you all may or may not know, I sometimes write about technology. I wanted to share with you my guilty pleasure, HootSuite. Basically, if you do Twitter and Facebook, multiple Twitter accounts, several Facebook...

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Televisa: Expecting 50M Latinos in Census

I love advertising because when discussions of race come along, it’s only and purely about the money.  An interesting article from the Financial Times focuses squarely on that and what this will mean for the amount of...

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

50% Latin American Businesses Go Social (Networks)

Just about half of businesses in Latin America use social media networks as part of their marketing strategies, according to the “2010 Latin America Social Media Study” by Burson-Marsteller. This compares to 79% of companies globally. The...

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

NewsTaco Week in Review: Machos, Telenovelas, Militares y la Política

Time to round up this week’s NewsTaco news…. It was the most racist of times when we saw how low some Republican lawmakers were willing to go with their scary Latino political ads. Perhaps a little scarier...

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Chilean Miner Rescue Begins

It’s just begun, but the first of 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped below ground since August 15 was just brought to the surface.  For more, check out CNN.

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Nielsen: 40% of New TV Homes Latino

Nielsen, the company that measures audiences on TV and elsewhere, has announced that 40% of TV homes in the upcoming 2010-2011 season will be Hispanic. This is an increase of 400,000 homes, a 3.07% increase for Hispanic...

Monday, October 4th, 2010

10 Economic Facts About Immigration

The Brookings Institution put together an interesting list of 10 economic facts about immigration, something I think we can all appreciate given the heavy current anti-immigrant climate. Today’s Immigrants Hail From More Diverse Backgrounds Than They Did...

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

There’s an app for all things Mex

It was bound to happen. My only regret is that I didn’t think of it first, because it’s a good idea. It’s a Mex-yclopedia app. All the info you need, and that’s currently posted, about all things...

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Univisión Beats Out English Language Networks Nationwide

Univisión was the most watched TV station for viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 this past week, according to Nielsen, the company that makes its living by measuring media audiences. It’s the first time a...

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Move Over Muslims, Mexicans are Next!

Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz shared a somewhat incendiary thought on September 11 via his Twitter account: He later corrected himself, however, noting that he meant to say Cinco de Mayo…

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