Bebo Goes Latino

beboDo you use Bebo? Wait…I mean, have you even heard of Bebo? I had (but since I write about this kind of stuff I have to know) but I personally don’t need another social network, what with all the time I already spend waste on Facebook (ed. note: why not join us?), but Bebo hopes the rest of you are not like me:

AOL-owned social network, Bebo, announced Monday that it has launched a U.S. site for Latinos. According to the company executives, they decided to open a version of its site catering to the Latino community after enjoying success in offering a similar experience to those in the U.K., Ireland, Poland, and elsewhere.

Along with the launch of the new site, Bebo also announced that it has partnered with Hearst Magazines Digital Media and AOL Latino to incorporate offerings from both companies into Bebo. Hearst will be providing interactive content syndicated from its MisQuince Magazine and AOL Latino will give users access to music and entertainment. The new site is live now

Did you say AOL? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

I’d be interested to hear what you guys think about Bebo and its new Latino encarnation (when the link to the site actually starts working — WTF? Not very good sign to be broken on launch day…). Will you use it? Why or why not? Would you be more inclined to use a unique Latino social networking site rather than a general market one “adapted” to supposedly fit Latino needs? Let us know what you think.

Via / WebAware

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