We are very pleased to share the beta version of our new site MyAIDSNexus with you: www.myaidsnexus.org.
While the official launch is still a few months away, we’d really appreciate your feedback on the site. Have a look around, set up a personal profile, start a group, highlight your organisation – and let us know what you like and what could be improved.
The site is the result of many conversations with you and other partners. It is a social networking site that aims to improve flows of information and networking among people responding to HIV and AIDS.
MyAIDSNexus is a global site (the first one built on the new Nexus platform) and is aimed primarily at people in countries where we do not have AIDSPortal partners. In addition to show casing some new features, it also provides an example of what is possible in other Nexus sites.
Some of the key features include:
∗ Interactive profiles for individuals and groups
∗ Customizable discussion groups (that can include pictures and polls)
∗ Micro-sites (mini web-sites) for community-based organizations without a web presence
∗ Applications (such as job listings, videos, directories) that you can include on your own website
∗ Jobs, events and funding opportunities
We are now starting to work with some of our partners to help create their own Nexus sites. These will have their own distinct names and branding, but could utilise the same features and content if wanted. We are also working on a way for users to manage the same profiles across different sites.
This is only the beginning. For one, we will be introducing mobile phone functionality, such as SMS, to extend the reach of information. We’ve built the platform to allow you to add new features and functions, so let us know if there is something you would like to see included.
Since the site is still in a ‘beta’ (testing) version, you will notice that there are things that don’t work as they should, or parts of the site that need to simplified. We’ve set up a simple form that you can fill in if you come across a problem: http://www.myaidsnexus.org/web/guest/feedback. This will help get the site ready for the launch, and help us make sure it meets your needs.
We look forward to hearing what you think.