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Old and New Media Unite–Promoting National HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

New Media | May 13, 2008 Read the full post

This month, the organizations planning and implementing HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day are promoting these observances and expanding their reach by using traditional and new media tools. National Asian and Pacific Islander…

Be Relevant, Be Real, Be Informed, Be There Conferences Page

In last week’s post on PodCamp, we noted that our blog would begin to carry a list of new media conferences. We encourage you to visit the new Conferences Page. We want to highlight conferences because these events can contribute…

Going to PodCamp and Learning about Obligations

New Media | April 29, 2008 Read the full post
Photo of Miguel Gomez and Israil Ali at Podcamp DC

Last week, two members of the team went to PodCamp in Washington, DC. PodCamps are usually free unconferences that offer a chance for new media users (such as bloggers, podcasters, and social networkers) to learn from experts and to…

Doing the Right Thing–508 Compliance

New Media | April 22, 2008 Read the full post

In our post last week, we talked about planning and putting people first before choosing new technology. We highlighted the POST strategy which starts with: P = People. Who is your target audience? What tools are they using? We believe…

People Before Technology

New Media | April 15, 2008 Read the full post

At, we’ve learned that new media is exciting and many of us want to incorporate these tools into our programs before we have a plan. To prevent this from happening, our New Media Strategist has urged us and…

Health-Focused Social Networking Sites

New Media | April 9, 2008 Read the full post

This week we continue our social networking series, and we look at health-focused social networks. Health-focused social networks function as communities for people with specific medical conditions (such as HIV/AIDS) and provide space for users to share their experiences, find…

To Blog or Not to Blog-Our Journey Continues

New Media | April 1, 2008 Read the full post

Last week we told you we were going to do another entry on social networking sites–but we decided to preempt that post because we’ve reached an important anniversary, and we held a meeting about’s future. We want to tell…

Conference Highlights How to Use New Media Tools

New Media | March 25, 2008 Read the full post

Last week, our Communications Director and New Media Strategist joined over 1,200 people from across the U.S. (and beyond) in New Orleans to talk about using new media to create social change and to share best practices. The occasion was…