Team Detroit helped the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion with their HIV Testing for National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day on March 10th. We saw a lot of clients and gave presentations throughout the building to recruit. Testing took place in the regular HIV clinic and on the DHWP mobile unit, pictured here. It was my first time seeing the ClearView method of testing - it's fast! We had a great turnout, despite the rain. Luckily there were a few rain-free minutes so we could snap this picture!
I'm trying to figure out all this facebooking, Twittering, MySpacing, LinkedIn-ing, Del.ici.ous-ing, blogging, microblogging, social networking, social bookmarking, blah blah blah stuff for personal and professional purposes. It definitely helped Barack Obama win in November, and I want it to help me mobilize people to make changes they want. The only issue is that Web 2.0/Social Media only work if you have freakin' internet - which some of the communities I want to work with do not have! How to overcome that obstacle?
Right now, I'm following some pretty good updaters on Twitter that post links and such about the latest trends and new apps in the Twitterverse and blogosphere... but it's possibly a full-time job to learn about all this stuff! I'm already a full-time student and AmeriCorps member... sheesh! It takes time to update Twitter, bookmark things on Del.ici.ous, and write blog posts. I'm glad people have been making apps that integrate this stuff! And I'm also glad I got a new cell phone that can do all these crazy things.