Edgbaston and Selly Oak Social Media Surgery  

No upcoming dates

Volunteers are offering social media help to voluntary organisations, community groups, charities, clubs and societies in a relaxed, informal setting at venues around the area.

No boring speeches, no jargon.

Tools like blogs, podcasts, video and social networks can give a real boost to campaigning organisations, often for no or little cost. So these experts are offering you approachable one-to-one help and support because they believe it can help. You might just want to see what is possible and go away and think about it. You might be itching to set up a blog and start using it. Perhaps you think video might help you tell your story but don't know where to start? All is possible.

There'll be no lectures, just people with knowledge, ideas and a passion to help you make best use of the internet for your group or organisation.

If you're coming along to offer some help don't forget your laptop!


Help given at Edgbaston and Selly Oak Social Media Surgery

  • Steph Clarke helped Francis Clarke to Re-think the structure of my Wordpress site to clearly separate my volunteering activities from my personal and business projects. Steph explained the difference between categories and tags (think genres for categories and keywords for tags) and showed me how tags could be incorporated into pages titles to create pages filtered according to a given topic. I found Steph to be clear and helpful, using practical examples from her own websites to illustrate key points. All I now need to do is find some free time to apply what I learned to my website. Recorded on Tuesday 14 May 2013
  • Matthew Green helped Jessica Harris to set up a twitter account and getting to grips with following and tweeting and setting it up on my mobile - it was great. Recorded on Thursday 4 April 2013
  • Francis Clarke helped Ben Richards to it was very good, very helpful and knows his stuff - he talked to be abut twitter - well he tried to teach me about it anyway Recorded on Thursday 4 April 2013
  • Steph Clarke helped ann gallagher to i now know how to copy from twitter to facebook and visa versa, and how to leave a group on facebook. An dI also know how to send a reply on twitter by putting their name at the beginning or send it pubilcally by putting the name at tend, You've also alliviated my fears about runnig a website http://www.oursummerfield.info/ Recorded on Thursday 4 April 2013
  • Austin Rodriguez helped Karis Tewany to look at twitter - he's given me a good insight to everything it will help me because I didn't have a clue before. Recorded on Thursday 7 March 2013
  • traceythorne1@talktalk.net helped Chris Perry to explore wordpress and also showed me the importance of twitter to community works and thats it. Recorded on Thursday 7 March 2013
  • Francis Clarke helped Kevin Benton to resize an images - make them into banner for the ladywood community news site Recorded on Thursday 7 March 2013
  • Steph Clarke helped Karis Tewany to work out why twitter looked wrong on my work computer. Recorded on Thursday 7 March 2013
  • Steph Clarke helped Austin Rodriguez to Look at the advanced search feature on Twitter Recorded on Thursday 7 March 2013
  • James Clarke helped Jeremy Shields to create a wordpress post and page - to put in text, images and video if I wanted to. Recorded on Wednesday 6 March 2013
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