Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pinterest Designer Launches an Elegant New Ecommerce Service @Gumroad

Pinterest designer, Sahil Lavingia, appears to have created another winner. Lavingia’s latest invention is Gumroad, an ecommerce site designed to help entrepreneurs sell via their social networks. Gumroad allows sellers to offer an existing product or service with amazing ease … Continue reading

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Looking back 20 years on the #LARiots

(Updated April 29, 2012, 11:05 a.m. PST) Twenty years seems like a long time. So many things have changed since the day of the Rodney King verdict and the LA Riots.  In 1992, the World Wide Web was a baby, … Continue reading

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Justice for Anastasio #latism

In early 2012, Anastasio Hernández-Rojas was beaten and tasered by border patrol agents on the US Mexico border near San Diego, a beating that would lead to Anastasio’s death. Articles were written about the event, including one in the New York times, and standbyers recorded video of the event and posted them to YouTube. Then, nothing happened. Continue reading

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Local Newspaper Uses Pinterest to Increase Site Visits

The Ventura County Star created a page to share photos for Pinterest. If you haven’t heard of Pinterest yet, Pinterest is a photo curating social network that has skyrocketed to the number three position in social network users, pushing ahead of LinkedIn. Continue reading

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Elena Brokaw speaking on how the City of Ventura reached out to the public when considering the future of its libraries. #vclibraries

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Cool movie posters at Zoy’s in Ventura. “Furia del Karate”. LOL #latism

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Naked fajita bowl. Yumz!

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LATISM’s LA Reception for the White House Connects Community

Jose Rico with Jes Sofia Valle
It’s been a while since I’ve attended a Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) event in Los Angeles. Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve attended any kind of function in downtown LA that didn’t include picket signs, marching, and chanting.

So when my friend Jes Sofia Valle (@jessofiavalle) invited me to attend the LATISM reception for the White House at the Biltmore Hotel on April 4, I couldn’t pass it up and brought bring my camera along to support the event she helped plan. Continue reading

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Candidates making final statements. #cd26 #ca26

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Taking questions from community members. #voicesheard #cd26 #latinoissuesforum

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