QuePasa Gets A Major "elevación de cara en un Web"
The popular, bicultural, Latino online social community QuePasa.com, announced today the beta launch of a new and significantly enhanced version of its existing website. But it's much more than a facelift or "elevación de cara en un Web" of its existing site, the site now embraces social features.
"The new QuePasa.com is feature-rich and inviting," said Robert B. Stearns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We intend to provide our audience and our advertisers with an online experience that competes effectively with any social network. The beta version of the new QuePasa.com is technologically structured to be expandable and enable viral growth."
According to the release: The QuePasa.com social network is adding multiple photo albums with automatic slide shows, tagging, commenting and drag and drop sorting, and a chat function that automatically adds users' friends to their personal chat lists and tells users whether they are available to chat at any given time. The site's new instant messenger offers easy, immediate access to friends as well as to fully functioning, free e-mail.
Other advanced features at QuePasa.com include easy uploading, playback, and sharing of videos and music, improved blogging, English-to-Spanish and Spanish-to-English translators, search powered by Google, and invitations. There is also an array of helpful services for daily life, including a U.S. jobs channel, calendar, dictionary, loan calculators, daily lottery updates, horoscopes, and games.
Most interesting is that QuePasa is introducing QuePasa News Network - the first bilingual, Latino-focused, online multi-media news network."Fueled by video contributions from QuePasa's "citizen journalists," QPNN.tv empowers Latinos to upload reports covering human interest, breaking news, politics, sports, and entertainment.