In case you didn’t get to attend Hispanicize 2011, here’s some key takeaways from Louis Pagan’s session on Social Media
The Few But Not Forgotten: Discovering the Nation’s Most Influential Latino Men Bloggers
One of the highlights of this session was acknowledging the influence of women bloggers over Latino male bloggers.
Without minimalizing the effort of women I have two thoughts on this:
1) Latino men don’t see blogging as ‘manly’ when I started to blog back in 2003 men ruled the blogosphere, but as more women started to blog maybe the view of blogging being a manly leisure has changed.
2) Related to the above, men are just reading less. Novel sales for men are down, and men view novels as a feminine past time – think Oprah book club. In fact, in the 19th century, reading novels were considered a low-status and leisure for women.
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