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Pew Report: African Americans and Technology Use

African American Twitter Use

Earlier this week, the Pew Internet and American Life Project  released a new report  on African Americans and technology use based on a survey of American adults. This report is the first in a series of reports looking at technology use among different demographic groups across the United States. We asked Meico M. Whitlock, Senior Manager…

How YOU Were #FacingAIDS for World AIDS Day (Storify)

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“Hashtag” was the word of the year in 2012, and we’ve seen its use expand from Twitter to Instagram, Facebook, Vine, and other social networks in the last few years. Hashtags link unique keywords and phrases with the “#” symbol, allowing conversations to be more organized and searchable across social network users. We commonly use…

Join the World AIDS Day Thunderclap for HIV Testing & Services

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We know that using social media can be a powerful way to communicate our messages, and we’re always looking at how we can amplify those messages even more. Last August, Howto.gov hosted a webinar on Thunderclap , a new online tool designed to create action with social media (you can view the webinar here). It inspired…

Social Media TA: American Public Health Association Annual Meeting

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The 141st American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held November 2-6, 2013. The theme for the meeting is “Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.” APHA provides a myriad of opportunities to learn more about using social media in public health. We have highlighted a few ways that…

Six Months In: The @NLM_HIVplus50 Experience

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Whether using Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or other platforms, each institution using new media has an experience or “story” to share. Today, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers AIDS.gov blog readers a chapter in our new media “story”. NLM has always been in the forefront of providing information about HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the…

Updated New Media Toolkit Now Available on AIDS.gov

New Media Tool page

As a part of our technical assistance and training efforts with the HIV community, we provide resources on how to use new media. We recently updated the “New Media Tools” section of AIDS.gov. The section features overviews of various new media tools, and provides: a description of the tool data on who is using the…

New Media and National Youth HIV + AIDS Awareness Day

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Tomorrow, April 10th, 2013, marks the first National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) – a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV & AIDS on young people, as well as highlight the amazing work of young people in response to the epidemic. Through their efforts, youth and their allies will hold…

Happy Birthday Twitter

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Twitter Bird Cake

Twitter turned 7 years old on March 21, 2013. According to the Twitter blog , there are more than 200 million active Twitter users that create over 400 million tweets per day. And a recent Pew Internet & American Life Project  report on Twitter use found that Black internet users and young adult internet users tend…