New LATISM Website Offers Latinos in Social Media a Nexus for Knowledge, Community and Resources

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- With nearly 19 million users in the US alone, Latinos have become the fastest growing community online. Latinos in Social Media (LATISM), the leading and largest organization of Latino professionals engaged in social media, has recognized the need for a centralized platform for expression, support, education, mobilization and promotion of causes. Today, they announced the beta launch of their new online community website LATISM.org/beta.

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Once out of the beta stage, the website will function as the heart of LATISM's mission: equipping Latinos with the tools they need to transform their communities by enabling members to make choices, take part in actions and decisions that affect their lives, and become agents for change.

"We want our members to be part of our evolution into a full-scale online community that is truly built for and by Latinos," said Ana Roca-Castro, Founder and Chair of Latinos in Social Media. "The new latism.org provides increased flexibility for the future growth of our community as we move ahead into new realms of digital service."

On the new website, members will be able to:

-- List themselves and their services for free in the interactive directory, a searchable database of nearly 100,000 Latinos in Social Media worldwide
-- Connect their blogs to their LATISM accounts and share them via social media platforms
-- Discover, connect with, and support other Latinos who share their interests by joining LATISM groups
-- Organize, participate in, and be up-to-date on year-round national and local LATISM chapter initiatives
-- Receive information about member-only exclusive opportunities


The current LATISM blog will now move to http://blog.latism.org and will continue to be the center for weekly announcements and engagement.

ABOUT LATISM

Latinos in Social Media (LATISM), the largest organization for Latino and Latina professionals engaged in social media, is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing the social, civic and economic status of the Latino community. LATISM also serves corporate brands, NGOs and government entities, with a broad range of services including research, event sponsorships, and leadership training. A pioneering social media organization, LATISM has been hailed as the most influential online movement in the new multicultural Web. http://latism.org/beta

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