Our Feature Friday: A whole lot of LATISM!

Guest post by Gina Ruiz (@GinaRuiz)

Our LATISM peeps have been all over the place this week, and we couldn’t be prouder! Today, our Feature Friday salutes some amazing people doing great things in this crazy, whirlwind world of cyberspace and beyond.  We would like to congratulate them all and wish them the best in their new ventures.

¡A por ellos, chicos!

Congratulations to David Flores (@Dfloresbx) on his new position as Social Media Manager for Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  David, who has previously kicked off and managed online communities and social media for Everyday Health, TV Guide and The Wall Street Journal, should know a thing or two about social media, and he writes all about it at his blog. Enhorabuena, David!

Laura Tellado (@Laurita86), journalist, blogger and tireless activist for Spina Bifida,just hit the bloggy-jackpot this week: she’s now the official blogger for Marquis Healthcare [and as of last week, one of LATISM’s regular Health bloggers as well].  Laura also blogs about her experiences living with Spina Bifida at Holding Out for A Hero. We’re very proud that her passion for health issues has found new places to shine!

Editorial Director,  fiction writer and all-around Tweetheart Julio Varela (@Julito77), has been quite busy this week!  He’s published a new chapter in his online Frankie Benitez novel, and got featured on UrbanoTV’s PopLitical, a hilarious skit starring funny chicas Wendy Mateo and Lorena Diaz (@Dominizuelan) – Julito, hermano, you’re everywhere!

After the runaway success of his first book, America Libre, author extraordinaire Raul Ramos y Sanchez (@Raul_Ramos) has been extremely busy as well with radio shows, speaking and promoting his new book, House Divided.  Check him out at his author site here.  Raul will be discussing his new book on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles TODAY -February 11 at 4PM PT & 7PM ET- during The Pocho Hour of Power hosted by nationally-syndicated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz. He will also be signing his book  in Pasadena, California at Vromans Books. If you’re in SoCal on February 22nd, Vroman’s is the place to be!

Liz Cerezo (@thoughtsofamommy) just re-launched the new DisneyLandia Al Día, a fun site to check out if you’re a Disney fan, and it looks fabuloso! Liz, a Southern California Latina Mom to three beautiful Mexican-Filipino kids, is a stay at home mom, a wife, hermana, tia, prima, Sister-in-law and a maverick blogger. Check out her Thoughts of a Mommy blog for all things mamihood with a Latino flair!

Our dearest Mónica Vila (@theonlinemom) was featured no less than on a New York Times article this week: E-Readers Catch Younger Eyes and Go in Backpacks – Way to go, Mónica! For the last 15 years, Mónica has focused on consumer technology and is passionate about creating tech savvy communities – empowering families to make good decisions about their use of technology. You can find a compendium of her mommy-flavored tech wisdom at The Online Mom site and during her un-missable #onlinemom Twitter parties, every Wednesday at 9pm EST.

One of our fave tweeties, Juan Alanis (@juanofwords), just became a featured blogger for the Houston Chronicle and their Spanish-language publication, La Voz de Houston! This is the latest addition to his long trail of contributions to publications like the San Antonio Express News, Texas Travel Guide and others, as well as organizations like the City of Houston and the Univision News Network. You can read his brand new column here:  Juan of Words – A blog by a Latino for Latinos…y Más. Also, don’t miss Juan’s hilarious misadventures, compelling stories, random thoughts and entertaining prose at his blog.

Tony Vargas (@tonytorero) is a technology evangelist who has lived and worked in the US and Europe. An accomplished developer and project manager in Telecommunications, Web & Software Development, eCommerce/Banking, Knowledge Management, eMarketing and Social Media, Tony has a unique, award-winning track record of finding creative, profitable solutions to challenges for every partner he collaborates with. You can connect with Tony on TonyTorero.comLinkedInTwitter.

Congratulations to all of you, you exemplify all the power of Latinos in Social Media [LATISM]!

Let us know who you’d like to see profiled! Or better yet if, like these folks, you embody the LATISM spirit [and we know you DO!] tell us what you’re up to. Who knows? Our next shoutout might just be YOU!

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