Online social network sites going bilingual

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NSHP.org is reporting on the growth of social networking websites targeting the Hispanic market.

Online social network sites are going bilingual with sites like elHood.com, QuePasa.com, MyGrito.com and Vostu.com.

The statistics are interesting.

About 56 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. use the Internet, compared to 71 percent of non-Hispanic whites and 60 percent of non-Hispanic blacks, according to study released last month by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. But the number of Hispanics online jumps to 67 percent for 18 to 27 year olds, who also happen to be the group most likely to visit and use social networking sites to support a cause.

This is encouraging because growing Internet usage among Hispanics in the US will probably influence and increase Internet usage in Latin America — which can only be a good thing.

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