Live from Facebook, It’s AIDS.gov! Lessons We’ve Learned so Far

Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about managing production and handling the challenges of coordinating filming, editing, and posting videos across distances and time zones. But we always enjoy a new challenge, so we were excited when Facebook announced the public release of Facebook Live last Spring, which records videos and posts them to the site in real time. Needless to say, we’ve learned a lot from our first 20 Facebook Live videos. Here are the 6 P’s of what we’ve learned so far.

#mypositivespin. Keeping it real.

Positive Spin is a digital storytelling project produced by AIDS.gov which shares the real experiences of five men living with HIV as they navigate the continuum of care.

Social Media lounges – the place for relaxed learning

Similar to Project Listen, we recognize that when it comes to social media, many people are simply unfamiliar. It can seem overwhelming at first, and if they haven’t used it in their personal life, they often are not quite sure where to start. The lounge is a model for how we provide technical assistance; as with other new experiences, sometimes people just need safe place to ask questions.