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Crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Other Online Platforms

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Community mobilization is a recurring theme when discussing HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and activities. HIV/AIDS organizations, including AIDS.gov, rely on the support of the community to help spread HIV/AIDS prevention and care messages. In addition to support for messaging, many nonprofits and community organizations also rely on their community and partnerships for project support and funding….

Read All About It – On Social Media?

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At AIDS.gov, we utilize our accounts on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram  to share important HIV/AIDS updates. In addition to our blog, social media is where we engage our readers and provide the latest news from federal agencies on HIV and viral hepatitis. Social media is becoming a place where internet users not only connect with friends and…

How the HIV Community Uses Reddit

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With the internet turning 25 last week, we are reminded that it is important to explore the diverse spaces where people can receive and discuss HIV-related information. In our Women and Technology post we mentioned that women use social media more than men for all social media sites, with the exception of Reddit. In an…

Speaking – And Listening – To Teens Through New Media Tools

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Editor’s Note: Today we share the sixth story from the new media planning projects supported by AIDS.gov in summer 2013. To read earlier posts in this series, click here:  The goal of the Baylor College of Medicine Teen Health Clinic’s website expansion project was to assist adolescents in their searches for reproductive, family planning and…

HBCU Students Using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for NBHAAD

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Student organizations have worked throughout the years to promote community awareness and activism of social issues. In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) and Black History Month, our Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), fraternities, and sororities are using new media to promote HIV/AIDS awareness.  Greek Organizations and NBHAAD The Twenty Pearls Foundation…

New Media School

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We were excited to receive a number of very positive emails from friends and colleagues in response to our first “school” blog post last week. We are always looking for ways to improve the reach and engagement of our blog posts, and those encouraging responses spurred us to take a look at how well the…

New Media Training Opportunity at Creating Change 2014

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More and more organizations are assessing the need for and integrating new media into their programs to extend the reach of their work. And, many organizations are using their annual conferences to share, teach and listen for effective ways to integrate new media into their programs. Last year, we blogged about Creating Change: The National…

3 Social Media Trends for 2014 and What They Mean for the HIV Community

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Around this time each year, the media, blogs, and Twitter are full of predictions and trends for the new year. It can be a challenge to keep up with all the new developments and emerging tools. Last Friday—as we do every week—I sat down with Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov’s New Media Strategist, to discuss the basics…

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