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We’re on Snapchat: Add WhiteHouse

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Editor’s Note: We were thrilled to hear that the White House is on Snapchat (and just in time for the State of the Union tonight). If you would like information on using new and emerging tools, like Snapchat, sign up for a Virtual Office Hours session where someone from our social media team can answer…

NIH Image Gallery Now on Flickr

NIH Image Gallery

Editor’s Note: Our first new media blog of 2015 emphasized the value of “keeping it visual.” So for our final new media post for the year, we share with you an image gallery from the National Institutes of Health that can help enhance your digital content. Looking for health or science related images? The National Institutes…

Got smartphone. Got INSTAGRAM?

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Instagram has become a key tool for photo-sharing—28% of online adults  in the United States are now using it. If you haven’t yet joined that group, this visually driven platform could be a strong contender for a spot in your social media toolkit. The AIDS.gov team previously shared “how to” Instagram. Now we offer 5…

Top 5 Digital Trends of 2014 for the HIV community

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The AIDS.gov team monitors the digital landscape so we can adapt our outreach to meet our audiences’ communication preferences. We also learn about the HIV community’s evolving needs through AIDS.gov’s Social Media Labs—free, in-person, technical assistance sessions we offer at conferences—and our newly launched Virtual Office Hours, when we offer free technical assistance twice each…

Instagram! Plan, Learn, Shoot

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Before joining the photo and video sharing social network Instagram, AIDS.gov staff started our communication planning process. This included reviewing our overall communications strategy [PDF 350KB], developing a specific Instagram strategy using the POST [PDF 50KB] method, and putting together an implementation plan. Part of our planning process is to: observe/learn how others are using a particular…

New Media and The State of the Union 2014

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At AIDS.gov, we’re always looking for innovative ways to use new media to share information and engage our audiences in a conversation through the use of blogs, photosharing, video, chats, Instagram, Storify, and more. We are inspired by our colleagues from across the country…and sometimes we can look here in Washington, DC. The White House…

HIV Activist Shares His Experiences with Facing AIDS Initiative

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Editors Note: Bradford McIntyre, an HIV activist who runs the “Positively Positive: Living with HIV” website in Canada (www.PositivelyPositive.ca ) has participated in AIDS.gov’s #FacingAIDS initiative for four years. We asked him how he heard about the initiative, how he uses it in his work, and what Facing AIDS means to him. How did you first…

Write. Snap. Share. Download the app(s).

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Last year we released the first version of the Facing AIDS app for iOS (iPhone and iPad) . This year we’re pleased to share the updated version of the app, which is now available for Android . It’s also available in English and Spanish. Just like the original app, simply take a photo or select one from your…