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A Conversation with Project Inform

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Project Inform

Co-authored by Dana Van Gorder, ED, Project Inform We use this blog to share some of the resources and work being done in the HIV community, focusing on organizations that are using new media to get the word out and enhance their services. As we’ve mentioned before, it’s important to make use of ALL the…

Lessons Learned from SXSW 2010

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Austin is a town with a distinct vibe. Where cowboy boots would be expected, nose rings are present instead. We saw more mohawks than crew cuts, more ironic t-shirts then suit coat jackets. It’s a town that thrives on individuality, and in this setting, the interactive community convenes for their flagship gathering, the South by…

Top 10 New Media Lessons 2009 & Open Government Initiative

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As 2010 approaches and I look back at 2009, I want to first share some of my new media lessons learned from AIDS.gov. The most important thing that I learned this year is that we still have so much more to learn! The good news is that as the AIDS community learns and uses more…

New Media Use at the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute

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At the CDC’s HIV Prevention Conference last August, I talked with our colleague, Humberto Cruz, about new media and HIV. Humberto is the Director of the AIDS Institute at the New York State Department of Health . I was excited to hear about the AIDS Institute’s adoption of new media — they’ve developed a widget…

New Media Institutes, Usability Testing, A Photo Booth, and More: Preview of AIDS.gov’s Activities at the U.S. Conference on AIDS

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What do new media institutes, usability, and a BIG RED photo booth have in common? They are some of activities we’re planning for later this month at the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) . This annual conference, hosted by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) , will take place October 29-31st in San Francisco and…

2009 National Technology Conference: Highlights for the HIV Community

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Last week, Jennie Anderson and I attended the Nonprofit Technology Network’s (NTEN) 2009 National Technology Conference (NTC) . Because many AIDS service organizations are non-profits, the conference provides us with an opportunity to gain invaluable insight into how non-profit organizations across the country and around the world are using new media to inspire, connect and…

Introduction to Mashups: 1 + 1 = Mashups?

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AIDSportal HIV Jobs Mashup

Mashups — what are they? Are they being used by the HIV/AIDS community? To learn more, we spoke with Rob Worthington from AIDSportal and AIDS.gov advisor, David Galiel . What is a mashup? Rob told us, “A mashup is a way of combining data, content, or a function from different websites in a new or…

Looking Back, Moving Forward

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Last week we attended the United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), sponsored by the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC). USCA is the largest AIDS-related gathering in the U.S. Three-thousand people came together to share information, create new networks, and learn about the latest tools being used to address the challenges of HIV/AIDS. Conference participants included…