Dudley Social Media Surgery  

Next date Thursday 19 May 2016
6:00PM - 7:30PM 3 people signed up 12 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 19 May


Help given at Dudley Social Media Surgery

  • Melissa Guest helped Lawrence Darby to reset and access Facebook (this is work in progress!) and to think about how to attract new people to visit the North Dudley Neighbourhood Watch Facebook page Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • Melissa Guest helped Mike Westwood to Make Jim an administrator of the Neighbourhood Watch Facebook page. Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • neale pilkington helped Karl Denning to think through campaigning ideas Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • Lorna Prescott helped Karl Denning to have some ideas about being positive about where we live. Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • Becky Pickin helped Cynthia Ho to open an intrests.me account and set up a mailing list. We’ve worked out how to put people in different groups so that we can contact them separately. Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • Nicki Burrows helped ken mcclymont to set up interests.me page which I will use to send people information about Dudley CIL activities Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • Becky Pickin helped Neil Langford to set up a way of getting in touch with our contacts within Coseley to tell them all about events and news in the area. Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • Becky Pickin helped Donna Roberts to understand and explore interests.me. I will be able to send out newsletters really easily and efficiently and set up events on the community page for Coseley, and also for Working Together for Change. Recorded on Thursday 11 February 2016
  • Jill Hogan helped Eileen Fielding to learn about scheduling on Facebook, she can now schedule Operation Santa posts! Recorded on Thursday 22 October 2015
  • Eileen Fielding helped Jill Hogan to think about networking and how to better market the Dudley Mind Growing in the Park project Recorded on Thursday 22 October 2015
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