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The Content Corner: Four Ways to Help Your Content Stand Out

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Editor’s Note: As more organizations use digital tools to reach their audiences, it’s vital to create engaging content that stands out. Recently we’ve experimented with Twitter polls, listicles, sharing infographics that explain data and, gifs . Today we share DigitalGov’s tips from January 2016, that we have often referred others to this year. We hope it will…

Making government information more accessible

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The federal government relies on technology to carry out its business and deliver information to citizens – and that means ALL citizens, including more than 13 million in the United States who have at least one disability. Nearly every federal employee plays a role in supporting accessibility. For more than 15 years, the Section 508…

Why We Launched A Snapchat Account and How We’ll Measure Success

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Editor’s Note: AIDS.gov is learning about Snapchat and today we share how other organizations are using this new tool and measuring impact. Here’s how the Human Rights Campaign  is using Snapchat: “As one of the first nonprofits to launch on Snapchat, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)…

Sharing Lessons as We Develop New Site

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As promoters for the use of digital tools in the response to HIV and viral hepatitis, we often share examples of specific tools and resources once they are available. But we are also always curious to learn and share lessons about what goes into developing such digital tools. So as we embark on developing a…

Virtual Office Hours: Engaging youth on social media

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Editor’s note: AIDS.gov’s Virtual Office Hours offers free, personalized training sessions to organizations and individuals serving those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Today’s blog features Love Heals’ Executive Director, Deborah Levine, who attended a Virtual Office Hours session to expand their youth outreach via social media. Here is what she learned. Can you say a bit about…

Black Voices: Two Fellows and their Social Media Engagement

Kahlib Barton and Ronnie McCrea

Social media has moved to the epicenter of social change. Personally, I have used multiple platforms to spread awareness, perform outreach, and engage others in challenging conversation. I wanted to know more about how other millennials are using social media, so I interviewed Ronnie McCrea during the 2016 NAESM (National AIDS Education & Services for…

The Year in Review: 2015 Digital Highlights and Insights

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We’re five days into 2016, and, like many of you, we are reflecting on the the past year while planning for the year to come. It’s been nearly 10 years since we first launched AIDS.gov. Eight years have passed since we started this blog and sent our first tweet. In social media years, that makes…

Twitter & AIDS.gov – Continuing to Learn and Share

Jodi Sperber

In October, we wrote about a noticeable drop in our new followers each month on Twitter, which we discovered as part of our routine monitoring efforts. We were concerned and wanted to understand why this change occurred. We also believe in transparency and sharing as a mechanism to learn, and in that spirit are providing…