My colleagues Professor Diane Kemp and Bob Calver have started a series of monthly debates at Birmingham City University’s Parkside building with the first focusing on Birmingham and its status, or rather lack of status, as Second City.
Social Media Surgeries for Longbridge, Northfield and the wider B31 area.
B31 Voices, Podnosh and Birmingham City University are running two Social Media Surgeries at The Factory in Longbridge in March. These informal drop-in events are aimed at readers of B31 Voices who want to know more about how the web works to help support a community event or cause you are working on.
What’s a Social Media Surgery?
A 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.
Who can come along?
Surgeries are generally aimed at helping voluntary or community organisations, local charities, clubs or societies. We also welcome individuals working on activities that are helping to support their community.
Can I help out?
A surgery needs ‘surgeons’, someone who knows enough about using social media to help someone else. Some surgeons have spent years understanding the internet, others started learning a few months ago but want to share what they know with other community groups and active citizens. You can sign up to be a surgeon using the links below.
The Factory, 5 Devon Way (off Longbridge Lane), Longbridge, B31 2TS
More details about Social Media Surgeries can be found at: socialmediasurgery.com