Dudley Social Media Surgery  

Next date Thursday 28 May 2015
6:00PM - 7:30PM 7 people signed up 18 places remaining

Café Grandé

15 Stone Street Dudley West Midlands

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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 socialmediasurgery.com, 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 hello@podnosh.com 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.


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Social Media Surgeries are completely free advice sessions for community and voluntary groups, clubs and societies.

Would you like to know how to use blogs, video clips, photo sharing sites, Facebook, Twitter or other free web tools to help your group? Do you want to use the web to communicate, campaign or collaborate online? We can help you do it easily and for free.

Come and meet people who understand all about social media and how you can get the most out of it. You might have specific questions that you’d like to ask, or you might just like a general introduction to what’s available. You don’t need any previous knowledge to take part, and there won’t be any lectures. We’ll talk to you one-to-one, listen to what you need and explain things clearly.

Free web tools can help you to organise activities, promote events, raise funds, collect feedback from your participants and keep a record of everything you do.

All of our helpers are volunteers or staff from local organisations who know enough about using social media tools to help someone else. Perhaps when you have learnt something new you can come back and return the favour.

Social Media Surgeries take place monthly at different locations around Dudley borough. Every three months we are welcomed by Martin and his team at Cafe Grande in Dudley town centre. Café Grande has welcomed us freely, so please take the opportunity to buy their fantastic coffee and cakes to say thank you!

People signed up to attend on Thu 28 May

  • Lorna Prescott Offering help
    Organisation Dudley CVS     Website http://www.about.me/lornaprescott     Twitter @dosticen
  • Ken McClymont
    Organisation Dudley CIL    
  • diane
    Organisation Ridgeway surgery    
  • Helen Lawley
    Organisation AW surgeries PPG    
  • Melissa Guest Offering help
    Organisation Healthwatch Dudley / Dudley CVS     Website http://www.healthwatchdudley.co.uk     Twitter @piratesprite
  • Carol Lynn
    Organisation Three villages medical practice PPG    
  • E.Millington
    Organisation Halesowen Medical Practice PPG    

Help given at Dudley Social Media Surgery

  • Libby Campbell-Jones helped Marion Frost to Look for youtube tutorials to help her to take mobile phone screenshots. Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Becky Pickin helped Martyn Williams to set up a blog to tell everyone about Dudley Deaf Club. "We will be able to promote communication to our members and also the local community. "Becky has been absolutely wonderful, very helpful, this is all very new to us and we had a little knowledge before but now Becky has got us started we can't wait to get going!' Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Eileen Fielding helped Steve Poole to learned better ways to use social media for Coseley Comets, for example scheduling blog posts which are set to share to twitter and Facebook. Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Libby Campbell-Jones helped Melissa Guest to How to take a screen shot on an iPad 3 and how to crop images to add into reports Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Melissa Guest helped Marion Frost to To better understand how storify works to keep a record of events and conversations Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Melissa Guest helped Libby Campbell-Jones to to understand how twitter hashtags work. "I now know how hashtags bring a conversation together and will be using them in future to keep a record of our music and variety events at Halas Homes" Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Eileen Fielding helped Bethany Poole to go through wordpress, so we can link pages to Facebook and Twitter, we we can’t do on Weebly. Also looked at calendar and customising the site. Also looking at how Wordpress galleries work. Quite like how widgets work in menus. Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Lorna Prescott helped Alison Sayer to Identifying what platform to use to tell stories about the work that we do at Halas Homes. "I really liked Storify to be able to drag pictures into an order to keep a record of different events" Recorded on Thursday 19 March 2015
  • Melissa Guest helped Alison Sayer to set up company Facebook and how the whole admin team can use it together - which is what I wanted. Mel engaged all of us in to it, which is what I wanted. I think we'll be coming back for Wordpress! (Alison was working with Marion, Jennifer and Libby from Halas Homes) Recorded on Tuesday 25 November 2014
  • Becky P helped Marion Frost to set up a Facebook Page and to use privacy settings and set who can post to the page. Recorded on Tuesday 25 November 2014
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