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Through their social media influence, various bloggers and active participants in the Latino social media sphere have recently been featured offline. Cuponeando´s Yoly Mason was featured in USA Weekend, Being Latino´s Lance Rios and Latino Pundit´s Louis Pagan were recently featured in Latino Leaders and Latina on a Mission´s Migdalia Rivera has been participating in a public awareness campaign for the Go Red Heart Disease Awareness Campaign.
All of the above instances of Latino bloggers going from online to offline reminded me of a recent post on the ThinkMulticultural blog. The author read about a recent conference where Digital Divas were interviewed. Expecting the digital divas to be Latina bloggers, he was surprised to learn that the divas in question were editors from Hispanic print publications. I agree that the Latinas who are proving to be leaders in the growing Latina blogospehere are the true digital divas, and it´s confusing when that label is used for print publishers. So let’s applaud the online pioneers who are making their mark both on and offline.