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Jeremy Vanderlan

Technical Deputy, AIDS.gov 

AIDS.gov Mobile Success Story

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July 2013 marked a significant milestone. For the first time, most people accessed the AIDS.gov website via mobile devices. We anticipated this day would eventually come. In truth, it came sooner than we expected, even as we saw mobile use increase week-by-week and month-by-month. It’s been two years since our move to responsive web design (RWD). There…

AIDS.gov: Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Device

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The internet has changed and continues to change how the American public receives information and interacts with the government.  At AIDS.gov we are constantly adapting to the changing environment so we can use the most appropriate technology available to reach our diverse audiences. Recently, the federal government ushered us into this new era with the…

Devices vs. Content: Lessons from SXSW Interactive

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Each year at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW), a theme or trend emerges that defines the year, a touchstone that marks an up-and-coming application or idea. Past SXSW conferences have seen platforms like Twitter and Foursquare launched, and these applications have gone on to become cornerstones of the social media landscape. Throughout the week, many…

Open Data in Action: What is an API?

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In the past, information or data sharing typically required a fee or specific agreements. For example, if you wanted to get content from a news article, you had to buy a newspaper. Technology has changed how we share information: it has removed barriers and created incentives for open data sharing. One way that online data…

Lessons Learned from the 2012 Digital Health Communication Extravaganza

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The Digital Health Communication Extravaganza conference was held last month in Orlando, Florida, bringing together health and communications professionals from across the public, private and academic sector. Health communications was the focus of the conference with an emphasis on social media and mobile technology. With all of the different social media platforms and campaigns, success…

Taking the AIDS.gov HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Provider Locator to Facebook

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Eight hundred million people are active users of Facebook , according to the site’s own statistics. That’s one in nine people living today. Of those 800 million, over 50% check their account on a daily basis. Because it serves as a connecting point for millions, we developed a Facebook app with our HIV/AIDS Prevention and…

Talking To Your Cell Phone

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Co-authored by Michelle Samplin-Salgado, New Media Strategist, AIDS.gov

A day after Apple announced the new 4S iPhone, they lost their leader and visionary, Steve Jobs. We joined many others in commemorating the loss of a man whose work and vision have impacted the HIV and public health community with technology, access and communication. He helped…

Mobile Internet Use Surpassing Desktop Internet Use by 2014

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Seems like everything these days is mobile. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project , “mobile internet refers to online access that occurs wirelessly using a handheld device or laptop computer. If home broadband is an “always on” connection, then mobile may be characterized as ‘always present’ for users.” Studies have projected that…