• Going Global on a Shoestring and a Smartphone

    By Richard Lakin CSRwire In the past year, the ability of digital media to promote social change has been amply proven by the Arab Spring, WikiLeaks, and the Occupy movement. We saw this start a few years ago in Iran, but in the last 12-14 months there has been an even more...

  • New web site strives to make political influence equitable and accessible to all voters

    LatinaLista — The field of social media just got more crowded with the debut of a new site that's all about politics. Votizen is a site that brings civic engagement to a whole new level by making grassroots campaigning for an issue or politician as easy as "connecting" with friends and followers...

  • Commemorating National Bill of Rights Day with a scholarship “Tweet” contest

    LatinaLista — Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Sound familiar? They should. It's...

  • Mexico: The earth moved and Twitter danced

    By Martha Ramos LatinaLista MEXICO CITY — Last saturday, an earthquake shook 10 states in Mexico. It was the worst earthquake in 10 years, but at least Mexico City is prepared for that. After the big destruction caused by the 1985 earthquake, there have been a lot of changes — different ways...

  • Premier Latina news site unveils new look as “The Smart News Source”

    LatinaLista — Today is a big day for Latina Lista. It's the day that I officially launch the latest incarnation of what started out as a simple blog in 2004. Today, it's a new layout, a new platform, a new look and a new tagline. [caption id="attachment_14346" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Latina Lista's new...

  • Social media makes it too easy for Latino gang members to talk guns and violence

    LatinaLista -- If the amount of violence was gauged by news headlines, then the prevalent assumption would be that violent crime is on the rise. It's not. At least, not according to the 2012 US Census Statistical Abstract. The total amount of violent acts in the US is at its lowest level --...

  • Connecting the Catholic Hispanic Community

    El Tiempo Hispano Catholic Relief Services (CRS), one of the largest faith-based international aid organizations in the United States and one of the world's foremost agencies for humanitarian aid and disaster relief, further enhanced its outreach efforts to U.S. Hispanics. Through an updated digital platform, CRS will offer Hispanics a better way...

  • New Pew survey shows social media driven by women, Latinos and blacks

    LatinaLista -- With every natural disaster, juicy celebrity gossip or disruptive political happening, the role of social media takes on greater importance. Yet, there are two other things people do online that overshadow the popularity of social media -- send and check email and use search engines. That's according to the latest...

  • Study finds Latino youth of immigrant parents taking lead roles in a civic conscious generation

    LatinaLista -- The reference to "youth being the future" has been said so often it's been drilled down to a cliche that elicits little to no response these days. Yet, unlike past eras, the truth of the statement is far more relevant and immediate when it's realized that the future is now...

  • New report shows women worldwide see social media as tool for empowerment and influence

    LatinaLista -- It's certainly not new news that women have always felt overworked and stressed out trying to balance family and work. Nor is it a grand revelation that women are becoming more empowered and making more and more of the household business decisions, along with, comprising a major part of the...

  • Guest Voz: Social media is the next step in the evolution of human communication

    LatinaLista -- Thursday, June 30, 2011 was the first Social Media Day. Yet, for anyone who uses social media, every day is social media day. For Latinos, that is especially true. While studies show that Latinos lag behind in broadband connections, we more than make up for it with smart phones. And...

  • New social media report could be blueprint for 2012 Latino outreach

    LatinaLista -- A long known profile characteristic of Latinos is that we are a very social people. So, it only makes sense that when it comes to social media Latinos have embraced it wholeheartedly. For example, 54 percent of Latinos regularly use Facebook compared to 43 percent of white Americans, according to...

  • Mexican education campaign reaches out to Mexican-Americans and migrants for help

    LatinaLista -- The United States isn't the only country that has problems with its teachers' unions. In Mexico, the national teachers' union -- The National Syndicate of Educational Workers -- has garnered so much power over the years that a new national campaign to improve the country's educational policies is calling the...

  • Over 47,000 join Facebook group to show undocumented immigrant life is worth living

    LatinaLista -- The premise for the site PostSecret is simple enough. People anonymously mail in their secrets on the back of postcards. After reading the scanned postcards on the site, it's easy to see why these people want to remain anonymous, but there is one postcard that has not only captured attention...

  • “Not in Our Town” site shows communities how to fight back against hate crimes

    LatinaLista -- The November 2008 murder of Marcelo Lucero on Long Island, New York by a group of teens shocked everyone for its brutality and senselessness. The notion that these kids hunted Marcelo for sport can't help but disgust rational minds and cause people to take a fresh look at how hate-filled...

  • Communities can now keep track of how many residents return U.S. Census

    LatinaLista -- When it comes to the 2010 Census, it's safe to say that no stone has been left unturned, or more accurately, no interactive media venue has been left unused to get the message out about the importance of filling out the U.S. Census. From their Facebook page, which at last...

  • Deported military veterans plead to be classified as “non-citizen nationals”

    LatinaLista — The plea appearing on the Latina Lista Facebook page this week was simple: Will you PLEASE help us bring to light and expose this unjust and unfair treatment of U.S.Military Veterans.THANK YOU. The person who posted it was Hector Lopez, a U.S. military veteran. Lopez left a link along with...

  • Special project creates New Year challenge: Envision a 2020 headline

    LatinaLista — Everybody has an idea of what they want to work towards in their lives, or what should be accomplished in their countries and even in the world. When we envision goals for ourselves at this time of the year, it's called resolutions. When we envision what we'd like to see...

  • One woman uses the power of blogs and social media to create Latino virtual book tours

    LatinaLista — In many ways, the publishing industry has been like the proverbial canary in the mines. Long before the economy started tanking, publishers, from newspapers to books, noticed that people were changing their reading habits and becoming more frugal with their dollars. While it wasn't good news for publishers, it was...

  • World Suicide Prevention Day uses social network to raise awareness

    LatinaLista — Suicide. It's a single word identifying a single act by a single individual that impacts an array of people and invokes a multitude of emotions -- disbelief, sadness, anger, puzzlement and guilt. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that Latina high school students in grades 9-12 have a...