Babyspot.com has announced the launch of BabySpotLatino.com, a new social networking site for Latino parents and their families, which successfully debuted on the #1 Hispanic morning show, Univision’s Despierta America on Thursday, September 25th.  Within the first fifteen minutes after the show aired, over 100 Latino families joined the site.  View the show at http://tinyurl.com/babyspotlatino.  Not only did usage of social networking sites by Hispanics soar by more than 200% in 2006 according to Forrester Research, but they also suggest that U.S.-based Hispanic consumers are significantly more likely to participate in online social media than their non-Hispanic counterparts.  Babyspot Latino addressed this surge by providing Latino parents and their families with a free, save and secure forum (a Baby Spot) in which to celebrate the joys of becoming and being parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, as well as for networking and educational purposes to include sharing advice and experiences, staying in touch with relatives abroad and creating lasting friendships and business opportunities.  Zameer Upadhya, CEO of BabySpotLatino.com states, “Debuting on the leading Spanish language morning talk show as we are about to launch this new site is simply amazing.  Our main goal is to provide an intimate, culturally relevant networking envrionement that allows for Latino parents and their families to safely connet on various levels with their family members and friends who are experiencing the same joys as they are.  NacerSano.org, the March of Dimes’ Latino arm, is going to provide Babyspot Latino with rich educational material on pregnancy and baby health issues designed to help keep families and their children happy, healthy and safe,” notes Mr. Upadhya.

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