Mask Represents HIV by Alaska Native Artists

iknowmine staff - Friday, October 11, 2013

Mask representing #HIV as part of Aggravated Organizms exhibit by #Athabascan painter Elizabeth Ellis and #Yupik artist Drew Michael #AK @alaska1 @drewmuk

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Gender Independence: Tough Wyoming Cowboy Who Just Happens to Like Blouses

iknowmine staff - Thursday, October 10, 2013

chatpdx:

latimes:

A tough Wyoming cowboy who just happens to like blouses

Sissy Goodwin isn’t gay; he’s been married for 45 years and has two adult children. As a young man, he was a rodeo cowboy who rode bulls bareback, a free spirit who never shied away from a fistfight. The former aircraft mechanic loves to drink beer, play golf, throw steaks on the grill.

What sets him apart, he says, is what he calls gender independence: He just likes to do most things in a dress.

A resilient guy living it out in Wyoming, a state he refers to as “the Mississippi of the West” for its disposition toward him, Goodwin has been beaten, arrested and glared at for years - but he continues his defiant dressing habits to this day.

Read more from reporter John M. Glionna in a Column One feature.

Photos: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

Hmmm: gender independence, interesting

“What sets him apart, he says, is what he calls gender independence: He just likes to do most things in a dress.”

Inspiring story about a wonderful father, devoted husband, caring professor, former Military airplane mechanic who just happens to wear blouses and shirts and fights gender stereotypes in Wyoming.

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Indigenous Fashion: Cree Nisga'a Clothing

iknowmine staff - Thursday, October 10, 2013
fyeahindigenousfashion:
“ boots, Cree Nisga’a Clothing” Check out more awesome Indigenous clothing at fyeahindigenousfashion tumblr!

fyeahindigenousfashion:

boots, Cree Nisga’a Clothing

Check out more awesome Indigenous clothing at fyeahindigenousfashion tumblr!

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IKM Redesign in Reflection

iknowmine staff - Tuesday, October 08, 2013
To celebrate our one year redesign of iknowmine.org we have released a graphic summary of how ikm has changed since our launch in December 2009 to our redesign in October 2012 at the Alaska Federation of Natives in Anchorage, Alaska through our new...

To celebrate our one year redesign of iknowmine.org we have released a graphic summary of how ikm has changed since our launch in December 2009 to our redesign in October 2012 at the Alaska Federation of Natives in Anchorage, Alaska through our new Wrap It Up Alaska campaign started in April 2013 up through August 2013.

  • December 2009 - Initial launch of ikm as a sexual health website for Alaska Native peoples and Alaskans.
  • January 2010 - First condom orders mailed out across Alaska
  • March 2010 - ikm Facebook page launched
  • October 2012 - Resdesign of ikm as a comprehensive youth wellness website for Alaska Native youths and Alaskan youth, along with dedicated sections for providers, educators, and parents.
  • April 2013 - Brand new partnership with the State of Alaska Department of Health and Human Services to launch a new social marketing campaign: Wrap It Up Alaska.
  • October 2013 - One year reflection of the ikm redesign (data analyzed through September 30th, 2013).

We want to thank all of YOU! It’s because of YOUR support that ikm has come so far and continues to serve our Alaska Native and Alaska communities!

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Welcome IKM Staff Member Shannon!

iknowmine staff - Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Hey all! My name is Shannon McDermott, and I’m going to be joining the HIV/STI Prevention team here at ANTHC! My Inupiaq name is Tuiġana. I was born and raised in Anchorage, my family, the Patkotaks and Bodfishes, are from Wainwright. I lived in...

Hey all! My name is Shannon McDermott, and I’m going to be joining the HIV/STI Prevention team here at ANTHC! My Inupiaq name is Tuiġana. I was born and raised in Anchorage, my family, the Patkotaks and Bodfishes, are from Wainwright. I lived in Illinois for 10 years, went to SIU and Columbia College Chicago for photography, but I got homesick and didn’t want to spend a bajillion dollars proving I knew my way around a camera, so now I’m going to school at UAA and finishing up my prerequisites for my Bachelor’s in Nursing. I really like to run, bike, and I pick up hobbies like they’re Velcro and I’m well – also Velcro. Some examples of the different hobbies I have are:
 
✩Embossing aluminium cans with ballpoint pens (see photo above!)
✩Making hula hoops from garden irrigation pipe
✩Learning and re-learning the ukulele in the endless cycle of being lazy ✩picking up an instrument
✩Rock climbing
✩Knitting, sewing, crocheting
 
I also love Tumblr and Reddit. If you want to follow my personal blog (it’s mostly just pictures anyway) you’ll have to find me. ツ
 
I’m incredibly excited to join iknowmine and raise awareness and facilitate education about sexual health and healthy communities!

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Time Is On Your Side-Social Media Tips

iknowmine staff - Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Time Is On Your Side

bitly:

Did you see those silly cats on Tumblr, that breaking news on Twitter, and those photos of your friend’s kids on Facebook? Different social networks have their own distinct personalities. Bitly links are shared across all social networking services, giving us a unique viewpoint on how these networks differ.

We track metrics like the main type of content being shared on a network, the geographic locations of the people sharing and viewing the content, and how the popularity of the network has risen and fallen compared to other networks. Studying the differences between these networks leads us to interesting insights, for example, did you know that the half-life of a link on Twitter is 2.8 hours?

Recently weʼve been exploring how content propagates (or “goes viral”) through social networks, particularly how the day and time something is posted affects the eventual amount of attention it will receive.

Note: All the plots are based on EST. You will see day of the week, starting with Monday, on the Y axis, and hour of the day, starting with midnight, along the X axis. For the first plot in each section, the darker the blue block, the more traffic on average links posted during that hour received in the following 24 hour period of time. White blocks, show when links got less traffic. For the second plot, the darker blue represents when the site is most active, which we calculate based on number of clicks on Bitly links coming from these social platforms.

Twitter

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For Twitter, posting in the afternoon earlier in the week is your best chance at achieving a high click count (1-3pm Monday through Thursday). Posting after 8pm should be avoided. Specifically, don’t bother posting after 3pm on a Friday since, as far as being a gateway to drive traffic to your content, it appears that Twitter doesn’t work on weekends.
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The peaks of Twitter activity fall before the optimal time to post. The peak traffic times for Twitter are 9am through 3pm, Monday through Thursday. Posting on Twitter when there are many people clicking does help raise the average number of clicks, but it in no way guarantees an optimal amount of attention, since there is more competition for any individual’s attention. An optimal strategy must weigh the number of people paying attention against the number of other posts vying for that attention.

Facebook

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Links posted from 1pm to 4pm result in the highest average click throughs. The peak time of the week was on Wednesday at 3pm. Links posted after 8pm and before 8am will have more difficulty achieving high amounts of attention. As with Twitter, avoid posting on the weekends.
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Facebook traffic peeks mid-week, 1 to 3pm. While traffic starts to increase around 9am, one would be wise to wait to post until 11am. Traffic from Facebook fades after 4pm. Despite similar traffic counts at 8pm and 7pm, posting at 7pm will result in more clicks on average than posting at 8pm.

Tumblr

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Tumblr likes to party! This network shows a drastically different pattern of usage from Facebook and Twitter. One should wait until at least 4pm to post. Also postings after 7pm on average receive more clicks over 24 hours than content posted mid-day during the week. Friday evening, a no-man’s land on other platforms, is an optimal time to post on Tumblr.
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Bitly traffic from Tumblr peaks between 7pm and 10pm on Monday and Tuesday, with similar traffic on Sunday.

Conclusion

It’s easy to see that just like your neighborhood restaurants, each social network has its own culture and behavior patterns. By understanding the simple characteristics of each social network, you can publish your content at exactly the right time for it to reach the maximum number of people.

Totally what drives the posting at ikm. Do you think the times are different for Alaska?

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NIYG in Juneau

iknowmine staff - Friday, June 28, 2013
Paula and Taija are finishing up the first session of Native It’s Your Game! in Juneau this week. Have you enrolled yr child yet? iknowmine.org/iyg

Paula and Taija are finishing up the first session of Native It’s Your Game! in Juneau this week. Have you enrolled yr child yet? iknowmine.org/iyg

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Guess this STD: IKM Contest

iknowmine staff - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Only three more chances to win! What kind of #STD is this pink giant microbe?

Only three more chances to win! What kind of #STD is this pink giant microbe?

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IKM Contest-Guess this STI

iknowmine staff - Tuesday, June 11, 2013
It’s our daily #STD #contest time again! What kind of STD is this cute guy? With this shirt: iknowmine.org/wrapitupak

It’s our daily #STD #contest time again! What kind of STD is this cute guy? With this shirt: iknowmine.org/wrapitupak

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Contest: Guess this STI!

iknowmine staff - Monday, June 10, 2013
#Contest time! Win this shirt here: iknowmine.org/wrapitupak What #STD is this giant plushy microbe?

#Contest time! Win this shirt here: iknowmine.org/wrapitupak What #STD is this giant plushy microbe?

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