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Friday, August 21, 2009

Follow Friday & Viva Viernes Picks - 8-21-09

Hello amigos! This is the second week I’d like to recognize all the tweeps I recommend following at one time. I'll be adding to the list and changing the featured group each week. So please come by again. I hope you’ll let me know what you think of this new process with a message a tweet. -- Raul Ramos y Sanchez

Featured this week:
La Mujer de Poder (The Woman of Power)

Jo Ann Hernandez – Tireless supporter of Latino writers. Author of WHITE BREAD COMPETITION

Carrie Ferguson Weir - Writer, publicist, multiple entrepreneur, saucy wit

Traci Hayner Vanover - Writer, marketer, business consultant, political pundit

Kelly Mullaney - Web designer, photographer, community supporter, positive energy

Aurelia Flores - Founder of, an inspiring leader and example

Carolyn Gonzalez – Energetic, engaging blogger - Has the best Twitter avatar ever

Meghna K -14-year-old student from India - Her blog will blow you away


Tweeps don’t get any better than these:
@UltraPunch @DelgadoMan @baffled @LizzysBits @shiprachauhan @woodychapel @Carrie_in_TN @2newcats @colombiancoffee @kathleenfuller @TheJLV @LouisPagan @LosPollitos @MsLatina @virtualhispanic @TikiTikiblog @GreeGreece @Geurtie @Fritinancy @jenniferkate @ebkennel @sharlr @akintundedisu @SocialSammy @RReventsmktg @VizionG @LouVictor @rscottwillis @KristinaThorpe @nreazon @artistikem @NextMoon @FrankKamadin @mariaschneider @artlinkgallery @jigsawverbiage @SpanishSEO @CindyOlivera @hijadecano @ErndoggLA @AdrianUribarri @tfss @John_Rivera @jafurtado @saaem @DebraSnider @vmramos @Julito77 @BrucePatrick23 @rebeccacoffey @efrainortizjr

Writers & poets:
@writin2insanity @SpeaksBeliefs @rowenacherry @catcarr1 @jlipnack @mcalvani @CraftyChica @JeremyCShipp @bertaplatas @paperbackjack @juliaamante @RLBHartmann @jasonmitchener @jamesscottbell @zadoorian @benmezrich @AlegraClarke @helentse @barryhutchison @davidweedmark @patryf @mizwrite

True blue tweets:
@tcravet Teresa Carbajal Ravet - Spanish translator & multilingual bookshop café owner
@jessienuez Jessie Nuez – NYC mom and social media fanatic
@nilkibenitez Nilki Benitez – A writer with a flower for a soul
@mami2mommy Mami Jennifer from the peach tree state
@augustin_erba Augustin Erba - Swedish author of LONELY BRIDGES
@RoseValenta Rose Valenta - So funny the Chianti will come out your nose.
@Charlie_Haas Charlie Haas – Author of THE ENTHUSIAST
@maxvasquez Max Vasquez - Award-winning composer
@eljumpingbean El Guapo – Satirist/superhero
@DevonEllington Devon Ellington - Writes fiction, non-fiction theatre and sports

Latinos in Social Media All-Stars:
@LuisPagan Louis Pagan – El Papa of Latism
@AnaRC CEO of Premier Social Media
@ergeekgoddess Elianne Ramos - La Reina del Sabor Latino & my cousin by ink
@urbanjibaro George Torres – He’s got it going on
@JuanTornoe Juan Tornoe – Hispanic Trending founder
@NancyPerez Nancy Arroyo-Perez – Social Success Coach

Making a difference:
@weskriesel Wes Kriesel - Supporting teachers and students
@kimwayans Kim Wayans - Actress, comedian, playwright, & author of AMY HODGEPODGE, ,
@felix_sanchez Felix Sanchez - Co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts
@REFORMAnet National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking
@sacultura - Celebrating Hispanic culture in San Antonio

Latino media:
@LaFronteraTimes @mexicoreporter @UnivisionCorp @vivirlatino @marcela_elisa [El Planeta] @OCGente @SiTV @MariaSantana

@pedrotoledo @The_Advocates @ImmPolitic @Brian_Howes @CCIR @Pov2Opportunity @kyledeb

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