TierraNatal: A New Hispanic Social Network Worth Checking Out

By Amit Chowdhry ● August 5, 2007

TierraNatal is a new social network tailored towards a Hispanic community. The social network allows friends and family between Mexico and the United States to stay connected.

To gain a better exposure to the uniqueness of each town in Mexico, TierraNatal allows users to explore them by using a simple pull-down menu and hyperlinked map.

Interestingly, there is a debate as of right now about whether Carlos Slim’s net worth is going to surpass Bill Gates as the world’s richest person. Carlos is supposedly worth $67.8 billion and he controls a major Mexico-based telecommunications company.

This is important to note because this simply means that as Carlos and his companies gain power, Mexico will become even more wired, thus the demand of Mexican-oriented social networks will rise. TierraNatal is one that is paving that path. The company started about a week ago.

“We view the Internet as a powerful tool to explore new places, meet new people and – more importantly – to reconnect and stay connected with the people and places that have made us who we are. We created TierraNatal as a conduit to reconnect and explore our home towns, cement old bonds and to create new ones, and to share our lives and dreams with new friends as well as the people that are dear to our hearts” said TierraNatal founder Liliana Townshend.

After doing a quick translation search on Babelfish, I learned that Tierra Natal actually means ‘native earth.’ There is a press release available on eMediaWire too.