Articles tagged with: social media

Digital identify in a high tech world - or what’s SCRUFF got to do with it

published: August, 01, 2013 Written by // Matt Levine Categories // Dating, Gay Men, Lifestyle, Living with HIV, Population Specific , Sex and Sexuality , Matt Levine

Matt Levine on the perils of online dating and why his profile isn’t attracting enough attention. And then there’s Plan B.

Digital identify in a high tech world - or what’s SCRUFF got to do with it

Even though I met a significant other on the long deceased Planetout.com, I’ve never been that committed to online dating.  I’m more of a scratch and sniff, face to face kind of guy.  For a while I was looking for Mr. Right on Match.com and Okcupid, but found my time there was as productive as channel surfing when there is nothing to watch on TV.  Or more precisely channel surfing when the shows you want to watch are on stations that you don’t have access to.   While I spend a bit

Disclosing via social media

published: July, 25, 2013 Written by // Christian Dolan Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Living with HIV, Media, Population Specific , Christian Dolan

Christian Dolan on disclosing your HIV-positive status on twitter and what it does for #HIVAwareness

In the last 10 years, social media has become an integral part of our daily lives.  It keeps us connected with our family, friends and the outside world.  We are constantly updated with the latest news headlines, be it the death of a celebrity or the announcement of a celebrity pregnancy/birth. One of the hot topics at the moment, not just here in the UK but around the globe, is the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child. The world loves it and the media are in overdri

My Pride diet

published: June, 27, 2013 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Fitness and Exercise, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Lifestyle, Opinion Pieces

Guest Shazad Hai writes on Ontario’s new “Our Agenda” website about getting in shape for the big day – or not.

My Pride diet

Welcome to Pride!  It’s that time of year again when all the gays of the land start wondering what they want to wear or how to look for the (circuit/beer garden/beach) balls; bigger ass, smaller waist, larger shoulders?  I mean sometimes we hold these desires all year round, but usually a month or two before Pride we can go into a mad panic of trying to get those thick “high top” cut calves or that perky “booty short bustin’ ass”, because apparently it’s “gay prom” and it

Meeting the Grindr guy

published: May, 30, 2013 Categories // OHTN OHTN/PositiveLite.com, Social Media, Gay Men, Features and Interviews, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Media, Population Specific , Bob Leahy - Publisher

Bob Leahy interviews Jamie Woo, author of the new book Meet Grindr about the smart phone app for gay men that has changed the way some of us cruise.

Meeting the Grindr guy

The Gay Men’s Sexual Health Summit is always an interesting affair, a well attended conference put on by Ontario’s GMSH (Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance.)  It attracts those involved in HIV prevention and support work, mostly from Ontario, but also from across Canada. It's held over two days in Toronto. This year the theme was “Our Minds our Bodies and our Communities, connecting the dots between how we feel and how we fuck,” This allowed the exploration of themes like PrEP, bareb

Top ten

published: April, 27, 2013 Categories // Social Media, As Prevention , Arts and Entertainment, Health, Treatment, Living with HIV, Bob Leahy - Publisher

From PrEP to porn. Bob Leahy looks at PositiveLite.com’s ten most popular posts in the last six months. How many of these did you miss?

Top ten

Most websites have, pardon the expression, a back end which can analyze traffic and PositiveLite.com is no exception. So it's easy for us too see what collectively you like to read. That latter point is endlessly fascinating – at least to us – and is the subject of today’s post.  Your top ten most popular posts, based on traffic in the last six months, are a mix of the serious and the not so serious, the old and the new. I think you’ll be entertained by revisiting all ten of

HIV and Gay Media: The Vanishing Virus

published: March, 07, 2013 Written by // Mark S. King - My Fabulous Disease Categories // Activism, Social Media, Current Affairs, Health, International , Media, Opinion Pieces, Mark S. King

What happened to HIV news coverage. Mark S King asks are the gay media just reflecting our apathy, or should they be advocates for visibility and education about HIV?

HIV and Gay Media: The Vanishing Virus

The turning point could be traced to August of 1998. It was the month that, for the first time in well over a decade, the Bay Area Reporter did not have a single AIDS obituary submitted for publication. The promise of protease inhibitor medications had been realized, and it felt for many that our long community nightmare was coming to a close.  The milestone in the life of San Francisco’s LGBT newspaper was celebrated around the country and became a media story unto itself. “AIDS Deaths

Nothing to be ashamed of

published: February, 11, 2013 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Social Media, Gay Men, Living with HIV, Opinion Pieces, Population Specific , Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow says “for me there is NO SHAME IN BEING HIV+ but what’s going on around me?"

Nothing to be ashamed of

About a couple of months ago I saw a photo online, It was Chelsea Clinton holding a sign that said “NO SHAME IN BEING HIV+”. I thought at the time it was a very bold statement and knowing Bill Clinton was a big advocate for global AIDS issues this was something I wanted to learn more about.  Later I started see other photos on my facebook newsfeed of other people holding the same placard and I noticed in the corner was the meme for Rise Up To HIV which is the project run by a  Kevin Ma

My blogging career

published: February, 01, 2013 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Social Media, Living with HIV, Media, Wayne Bristow

Wayne Bristow looks back on almost two years of intensive blogging about HIV here and at his own ASO, and talks about what that experience has meant to him

My blogging career

This post originally appeared on the website of the AIDS Committee of Guelph (ACG) here. It must be time to slow down because I just noticed I missed the second anniversary of my first blog debuting on ACG's site way back on August 9th 2010. So this means my second year at PositiveLite.com is coming up March 30th as well. This entry will be my 29th blog posting for ACG and I have written 82 for PositiveLite.com. I didn't realize I had this much to say. When I started I was as green as you ca

Another year over

published: December, 31, 2012 Written by // Wayne Bristow - Positive Life Categories // Activism, Living with HIV

Wayne Bristow is in a reflective mood as one year closes and the promise of another one opens up

Another year over

"Another year over and a new one just begun" - John Lennon Let me first apologize for so many acronyms in this post. It’s part and parcel of working and volunteering in HIV organizations; it becomes the language. I’m not alone, particularly among people my own age, when I say the years are going by way too fast. It’s like everything that happened just yesterday. I started noticing it when I was about 45, around the time the job in the factory was coming to an end. The years in that pla

What hurts me the most

published: December, 27, 2012 Categories // Social Media, Lifestyle, Media, Opinion Pieces

In one of his most popular posts ever, Christopher Banks on what the twitter hashtag #WhatHurtsMeTheMost tells the curious about the human condition

Hashtag trends on Twitter are a bit like an episode of Prisoner: a mixture of pathos, camp, genuine emotion and absolute rubbish. When I saw #WhatHurtsMeTheMost trending in Australia last night, I had to click to see what people were saying.  What interested me was how many times the same themes recurred.  Here are five that stirred something in me. #WhatHurtsMeTheMost when someone makes you feel so so so special, but turns out they’re like that with everyone else I was talking with fri

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