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Getting Started with Pinterest

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Pinterest is a social media platform that demonstrates the power of photo sharing, helping users connect through similar interests. If you are an avid “pinner”, you have seen the boards that users typically create on topics such as fashion, apartment decor, or tourism. Government agencies and nonprofits are seeing the potential for using Pinterest to…

The White House: Opportunities for a Conversation Using New Media

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New media allows us to connect and engage in a conversation. According to Pew Internet & American Life’s Health Online 2013 Report , “78% of those who posted a comment, story, or question about their health say that they did so to reach a general audience of friends or other internet users.” For many, it’s this…

National Day of Service: Locate, Share, Watch, and Pledge

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In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., thousands of people from across the country will take part in the National Day of Service, January 19. Here are four ways you can use new media to connect to volunteer opportunities and inspire others. LOCATE:  Go to Serve.gov to find a local service…

Pew Online Health 2013 Report

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Earlier this week, the Pew Internet & American Life Project  released their 2013 Health Report  which provides us with information about how people are going online to access health information. Pew found that one in three American adults have gone online to learn more about a medical condition. Here are some highlights from the Pew report:…

Keep it Brief: Tips for Writing Online

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These days anyone can publish a blog on any topic without prior writing experience or a degree in journalism or English. Even with credentials, online writing is different from technical and scientific writing. Based on an analysis  of 45,237 pageviews, Jakob Nielsen found that people read an average of 18% of what’s on a page….

5 Years, 900 Blog Posts, 1 Million Page Views

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Today marks an important milestone for the AIDS.gov blog. Five years ago today, we launched this blog with the intent of reaching audiences with information on how to use new media. In 2009, we extended our content to include Federal policies and resources. Today our blog continues to address these topics and more. While we…

Trends to Watch in 2013

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As we anticipate the next big thing in the use of new media and emerging technologies to support HIV/AIDS and other health care efforts, we’ve asked experts and thought leaders across the Federal and private sectors to predict the trends to watch in 2013. Here’s what we heard them say. Together we will declare (and…

‘Tis the season (and every season) for new media

This season and througout the year new media can help us move toward an AIDS-free generation.