Posts tagged "Twitter"

Sebastien de la Cruz, 11-year-old mariachi, rises above racism

Sebastien de la Cruz, 11-year-old mariachi, rises above racism
Before game three of the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the visiting Miami Heat, an 11-year-old boy wearing a mariachi suit sang the national anthem. Sebastien de la Cruz didn’t sing it in Spanish. It wasn’t his first time in the spotlight. He has been featured on “America’s Got Talent” for his... Read more »

@MexicanMitt mocks Mitt Romney on Twitter

@MexicanMitt mocks Mitt Romney on Twitter
Twitter has been used for political satire before. Chicagoans will recall @mayoremanuel created by @dansinker. And in New York there is @elbloombito, a Twitter feed that makes fun of how Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks mas o menos Spanish. A new faux Twitter feed @MexicanMitt launched Wednesday makes fun of the fact that the Republican presidential... Read more »

@MayorEmanuel in Chicago, now in New York @ElBloombito Twitter parody

@MayorEmanuel in Chicago, now in New York @ElBloombito Twitter parody
Chicagoans are familiar with @MayorEmanuel, the parody Twitter feed created by my former Columbia College Chicago colleague Dan Sinker during the election campaign of our now Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Now a New York woman has created a Twitter account to make fun of how New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg speaks Spanish. In a... Read more »
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Justin Bieber, a top Tweeter, en español

A friend of mine passed along a list of the 10 Most Retweeted Tweets of 2010. One of them, No. 4,  was in Spanish: “Te quiero mucho mi amor.” That means “I love you so much my love.” And the author was to my surprise pop boy wonder Justin Bieber. El Bieber? Bilingual? Not really.... Read more »

Twitter team of 200 assist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez You may have heard that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is now on Twitter  @chavezcandanga. He joined around six weeks ago and so far he has more than 520,000 followers and is included on almost 18,000 lists. ¡Ay, caramba! I wish I had that many followers. But I’m a one-woman operation and... Read more »

Mexico could censor Twitter

A politician in Mexico is proposing a law that could regulate social media sites like Twitter. Nazario Norberto Sánchez said that social networks like Twitter help narcotraffickers to drunk drivers, according to an article in the Global Post published this week. “We have to regulate these websites to make sure there aren’t people breaking the... Read more »
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