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Using Twitter in Response to HIV/AIDS: The Hot New Tool (Today?)

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We’ve been hearing a lot about Twitter lately. At Texting4Health , Podcamp, and on NPR , people have been talking about Twitter as the "hot/new" tool to help you communicate fast and effectively. Just this last weekend, NPR’s Andy Carvin created a StormWire Twitter account to send notifications about the hurricanes and other tropical storms.

Share, Listen, and Learn

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Last week, the New Media Expo took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Expo brought together 2,000 attendees, including individual media makers, companies, schools, and organizations wanting to learn how to create audio and video content that will educate, inform, and inspire their audiences. The AIDS.gov team was there to learn, listen, and share our…

“Engage and Deliver” But Don’t Forget to “Listen and Learn”

National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. Engage and Deliver 2008.

Last week, 1,000 people from the fields of public health, social marketing, health communication, health education, and other fields gathered in Atlanta for the CDC’s 2nd Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov Director, and Jennie Anderson, AIDS.gov Communications Director, attended the conference. We also participated in a panel called…

International AIDS Conference: New Media and the AIDS Community – Some Good News

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Last week, we "twittered" from the International AIDS Conference (IAC) , and we planned to talk about that this week. We were struck, however, by our conversations on new media with IAC delegates and we decided to write about what we learned at the conference instead. (Stay tuned for more on Twitter soon!) From the…

A Wake-up Call for All of Us: How Can New Media Help?

AIDS 2008

“The estimates from our nation’s new HIV incidence surveillance system reveal that the HIV epidemic is- and has been- worse than previously known. The recent U.S. HIV statistics are a wake-up call to all of us in the United States to have authentic conversations about what we need to be doing to end this epidemic…

If You Build It, Will They Come? (Part 4 on Blogging)

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If you decide to start a blog for yourself or your organization, part of your strategy should include blog promotion. How and where you promote your blog are key elements in engaging your readers to comment, subscribe, and share your messages. To learn more about blog marketing and promotion, we continue our conversation this week…

Perspectives on Blogging about HIV/AIDS (Part 3 on Blogging)

Dr. David Wessner

This week we continue our series on blogs. Blogging can be an effective way to communicate HIV messages and engage people in a dialogue about important issues and topics. Today, we’ll highlight two HIV/AIDS-focused blogs that bring distinct perspectives to the topic–blogs by an HIV/AIDS service provider, and a college professor and his students.

Blogging about Blogs (Part 2 on Blogging)

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While we’ve reflected on whether we think our blog is working, we’ve never posted on blogging basics–so that is the focus of today’s post.