Earlier this year we ran half a dozen social media surgeries which benefited close to 50 people form the different community and voluntary orgs in the two neighbourhoods. Above you can see Allister from Moseley in Bloom experiencing social media for the first time alongside Fionafrom the Moseley Society.
We’ve now got plans to run another half dozen – teaming up Podnosh (as part of some work we’re doing on open data skills with Digital Birmingham) with Tom Tierney from the Kings Heath Residents Forum who said he’d help us keep them ticking over.
Nathalie at Loco Lounge (the Moseley end of Kings Heath High street) has continued to offer upstairs there as a free venue for us… the dates are below and click through on the links to sign up – it helps us to know how many people to expect…
If you’ve been before please come again and bring any other active citizens, volunteers etc who you think might benefit. If they’re new to you what to expect at a social media surgery? This is how we describe them…
social media surgery is an informal gathering of people who want to learn how to use the web to communicate, campaign or collaborate. Surgeries are deliberately relaxed. No presentations, no jargon, noone telling people what they think they should know.
Instead you will sit next to someone who understands good ways to use the internet, someone who will listen to what you do, and then show you free, useful tools. If you like what you see they can also help you set up your blog, Facebook page or Twitter account. Most social media surgeries have an event every few weeks, so you can keep coming back for help.
Come along between 5.30 pm and 7pm – drop in if you need to and we’ll give you some relaxed personal help to get you community group using the web well.