Dudley Social Media Surgery

Thursday 25 May 2017

6:00PM - 7:30PM 8 people signed up 7 places remaining

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65 High Street Dudley

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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.

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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 people from community and voluntary groups, clubs and societies. In Dudley borough they are hosted by a team of social media enthusiasts.

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. Perhaps when you have learnt something new you can come back and return the favour.

Social Media Surgeries take place every month or so at different locations around Dudley borough.

People signed up to attend on Thu 25 May

  • Lorna Prescott Offering help
    Organisation Dudley CVS     Website http://www.about.me/lornaprescott     Twitter @dosticen
  • Becky Pickin Offering help
    Organisation Dudley CVS     Website http://www.dudleycvs.org.uk     Twitter @DudleyCVS
  • Stephen Schwartz
    Organisation Castle Meadow PPG    
  • Shabraz
    Organisation Writers without Borders     Twitter @@Shabba100
  • Neale Pilkington Offering help
    Organisation Autism Information Exchange/We love Carers     Twitter @@nealepilkington
  • Mike Lee
    Organisation Dudley Autistic Support Group    
  • Ken McClymont
    Organisation Dudley CIL    

Help given at Dudley Social Media Surgery

  • Lorna Prescott helped Keith Attwood to set up a Facebook page for Lapal Patient Participation Group Recorded on Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • Becky Pickin helped Ken McClymont to create a Facebook Group for Dudley CIL for peer support. Recorded on Thursday 25 May 2017
  • Neale Pilkington helped Mike Lee to learn about how to set up a website and access an existing website - gaining admin rights for the site for the autistic youth club at Gornal and learn about linking Facebook Recorded on Thursday 25 May 2017
  • Lorna Prescott helped Stephen Schwartz to feel much more motivated to try new things on the GP surgery Facebook Page to lighten it up, add lots more pictures, and target younger patients and residents and encourage two way conversation - we want to hear from our patients and would love them to contribute to our Facebook page. Going back with lots of ideas to build on, and cascade to the survey to do. Not banging a drum and waving a big stick, but getting feedback from patients on what they like and what they would like us to be doing. We will look into working with the school on an poster competition and announce the winners online - so they have to visit the Facebook Page. [NB. The surgery run the Facebook Page, Stephen and the PPG want to help] Recorded on Thursday 25 May 2017
  • Becky Pickin helped Brenda GITTENS to hide who sees my Facebook posts, through the privacy settings, shown me how to use my timeline. Recorded on Thursday 16 February 2017
  • Becky Pickin helped Jan Hickman to get onto Facebook, how to use Facebook to post things and understand how it works and how to make friends and limit what I do and the privacy settings to limit audiences, and the difference between personal profile and a public account, and how to follow the Friends of Park Facebook Page. Recorded on Thursday 16 February 2017
  • Neale Pilkington helped Joanne Lees to learn about my twitter account and get using. Also talked about Instagram and Linked in, and ways people use hashtags. And the potential for linking accounts together. Recorded on Thursday 16 February 2017
  • Lorna Prescott helped Lawrence Darby to be initiated into Facebook. And told me about Write Here Write Now, Recorded on Thursday 16 February 2017
  • Andy Mles helped Jim White to understand the bits and pieces of how to find things in Facebook Recorded on Thursday 16 February 2017
  • Neale Pilkington helped Sue Deeley to feel less scared to use social media, I feel I could actually send a tweet - I’ve done it! I could put a photo on, I’ve got the confidence to do it now. I feel excited now! Recorded on Thursday 11 August 2016
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