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, 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


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 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

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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 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 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…

Social Networking in 2012


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Pew SNS Age Over Time

Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is an increasingly valuable resource to our work at Pew has been conducting surveys related to social media since 2005. Last week, Pew released data on the demographics of social network users , including gender, race, age, education, income, and urbanity. Social networks surveyed include Pinterest, Instagram,…

Get “In the Know” on Social Media

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Prevention Information Network (CDC NPIN) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast series starting Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 2 PM EST, titled, “In the Know: Social Media for Public Health.” Each webcast will feature social media experts discussing how to harness the latest social media tools for the…