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This is was a cool week and we were honored to speak at the annual Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association conference at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. We were part of a social media panel hosted by LATISM = Latinos in Social Media and it was a pleasure to be there. On behalf of v5 and FernandoVarela.com, and Publish, a thousand thanks. ¡Gracias mil!

And for VivaViernes, we did a little video of the great people we hung out with. ¡Que VivaViernes!

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We love when social media gets fresh and original, and this idea really drives it home. And for that reason, we give it this week’s VivaViernes.

We HAVE to give it up to LATISM = Latinos in Social Media for a fabulous idea. From their site:

“We are back with the weekly Twitter parties after the Thanksgiving break. Now in December, we will do something unique to continue to support each other in our social media efforts: The Bloginaldos – The same concept of the traditional Aguinaldos (Parrandas, Sarandelas, Posadas or however you call it in your own country). The difference is that instead of visiting each other’s houses, we’ll visit each other’s blogs (cyberhomes). Target.com will sponsor these parties and every day, we’ll have a winner of a $25 Target Gift Card. Here are the rules:

1) Visit a blog written by a Latino or a Latina
2) Leave a comment
3) Retweet the post link with #Bloginaldo #Latism written on the tweet

The idea here is to promote each other’s blogs and businesses in the holiday spirit of sharing. There will be a winner every day of December starting today. In order to join the parties on Thursdays at 9:00 pm EST, just login to Twitter and use #Latism at the end of your Tweets. Otherwise you may enter one of the chat rooms: Latism on TweetChat.

This week, winners will be selected randomly.

For those who are not familiar with the Aguinaldo concept: In Latin American countries, during the month of December the neighbors gather to sing Christmas carols in different houses. So each house offers ginger tea, sweet bread and other goodies. The concept behind the Aguinaldos (Posadas in Mexico) is to open our homes and share what we have with each other.”

Why do we love this idea? Here are our reasons:

1. It promotes collaboration and community.
2. Yet it also puts the very cool “cultural twist” that instantly connects with people.
3. It is so simple.

¡Que viva Latism! ¡Que viva viernes!

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We are posting this VivaVierenes entry early on Friday, since we are like the shopping malls tonight: open and ready for business.

On Friday, December 11, Latinos in Social Media = #LATISM will be having its next conference in Washington, DC. And today, we are dedicating this VV blog to them.

For more information about the event, go to LATISM DC. If the NYC and Orlando events are any indication of what Latinos in Social Media can accomplish, then the DC event will not disappoint.

¡Que viva LATISM! ¡Que viva LATISM DC! ¡Que viva viernes!

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