Canton Social Media Surgery  

Next date Wednesday 21 September 2016
5:00PM - 7:30PM

Chapter Arts Centre (in The Cwtch)

Market Road, Canton, Cardiff

CF5 1QE venue details and map
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We're sorry to be stuffy and give you some terms and conditions. The main thing on our mind is we don't want anyone to copy, what it does, or how it does it. This is easy and shouldn't get in your way. If you use this website you are agreeing to our rules. If you don't agree to them, please don't use the website.

Acceptable use

  1. Don't be rude or defamatory.
  2. Respect copyright. Don't rip off other people's work without attribution.
  3. Don't set out to make like difficult for us and our infrastructure.
  4. Treat other people with the respect you would expect.
  5. We reserve the right to switch off accounts, suspend use and edit content at our discretion.

Surgery Managers

This website is a place created by Podnosh for people to publicise, manage and monitor their own social media surgeries.

Your surgery manager is a good person and we don't expect them to do anything besides very social things. If you have a question about a surgery your first port of call is your surgery manager – after all it's their surgery, not ours.

If you have a problem with your surgery manager please contact us.

This website

This website is made by the people at Podnosh in Birmingham, UK.

We care about the "Social Media Surgery Plus" name and logo, the website's look and feel, our software code and scripts, and our social computing techniques and how we apply them to monitoring help given at social media surgeries. All these things are unique to Podnosh and are our property. You can use them only as follows:

You can use this site for free to publicise and manage one social media surgery to support local community groups, voluntary organisations, active citizens or charities.

If you want to use this site to run several surgeries – and monitor the help given and online activity as a result of sites created or assisted with at your surgeries – contact us.

Personal information and privacy

  1. When you sign up, we will store your name and email address. Passwords are encrypted and we do not have access to them.
  2. Your email address will only be shown to the administrators of this website and the surgery manager of any surgery to sign up to attend. We will not share your email address with anyone else.
  3. We store information about the dates of surgeries you sign up to, surgeries attended and the help you receive at the surgery.
  4. You can request data we hold about you by contacting or writing to: Podnosh, 75 Harborne Road, Birmingham B15 3DH, United Kingdom.

Cancelling your account

You can cancel your account at any time via your dashboard. This will remove any information we hold about you in the website.



Do you have a story to tell about your community? Or a local concern you want to voice? Perhaps you belong to a community group wanting to promote activities and events online, share photos, videos and information?

Welcome to Social Media!

Free websites (often called Social Media) like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and blogs can help you or your group reach a wider audience via the Internet.

Have you heard of Social Media but are unsure how it all works? Or how it can benefit you or your group? Come and see our Social Media Surgeons. We can help you or your community group get started.

Relaxed, informal, free and as non-technical as you need!

Also, if you or your community group are already blogging, tweeting and sharing online but want to gain more confidence. Come along and our Social Media Surgeons can help you to be more effective.

Our events are part of Cardiff Local Social Media Surgeries Initiated by Wales Online & Guardian Cardiff. Hosted by Chapter Arts Centre. Photo: CantonSMS

Help given at Canton Social Media Surgery

  • Gareth Morlais helped Barb Drummond to Gareth spoke to Barb about marketing her books and writing at to help her reach a wider audience. Suggested she attend Storytelling & The Voice event this weekend: Nicky also suggested she speak to Pippa Davies about marketing her writing. Recorded on Thursday 3 April 2014
  • Canton SMS Management helped Moira Hall to Helped Moira change her WordPress theme to one that works better with photography as her blog very visual and light on text. Helped link WordPress blog with twitter account. Updated profile on twitter account and changed handle to @shadesofhay. Referred to Wordpress support site and Learn Wordpress site. Also suggested that might be a good place to sell handmade lampshades and she could link out to Folksy on her Wordpress site. FEEDBACK FROM MOIRA: 'This was my first time at SM Chapter and Nicky has been so very helkpful - updating my Wordpress & Twitter, etc. Highly recommended :-)' Recorded on Thursday 3 April 2014
  • Peter D Cox helped Miss Christalla Davies to Helped write a Wordpress blog post on with an image inserted about a forthcoming MESiG event and share it on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Gave advbice on using Wordpress on both PC & iPad. Also advised on password strength. Recorded on Thursday 3 April 2014
  • Joe Conaghan helped Canton SMS Management to Think of ideas for engaging patients for future Canton SMS's. Recorded on Wednesday 25 September 2013
  • Ian Thomas helped Canton SMS Management to Think of ideas for engaging patients for future Canton SMS's. Suggested asking and to include event details in their bulletins. Recorded on Wednesday 25 September 2013
  • Carl Savage helped Iona Gordon to Carl helped Iona a little with getting to grips with her new Samsung smartphone - however as phone battery was dead couldn't do much. Recorded on Wednesday 25 September 2013
  • Peter D Cox helped Iona Gordon to Helped Iona with regaining access to her twitter account (lost password long ago). Explained twitter to Iona - how it works and how best to use it. Peter set Iona homework - to reactivate twitter account once logged into email at home and able to rest password and follow @peterdcox & @getgood Recorded on Wednesday 25 September 2013
  • Gareth Morlais helped Guto Dafis to Welsh language consultation. Gareth helped Guto with auto-posting from website to social media accounts. Recorded on Tuesday 3 September 2013
  • Canton SMS Management helped Barb Drummond to Helped Barb (@texthistory) join so @indiekindle account will help to promote her book. Barb joined the website, created an account and we followed instructions to get book tweeted out from @indiekindle. Barb also had long chat with Gareth Morlais. Recorded on Tuesday 3 September 2013
  • Peter D Cox helped Blanche Rowen to Blanche was interested in using linked website/social media to promote TRAC/Fanfare of Strumpets/folk bands. Primarily looked at twitter - managing use - purposes and 'personas'. Recorded on Tuesday 3 September 2013
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