Northfield Social Media Surgery

Tuesday 11 March 2014

5:30PM - 7:00PM 8 people signed up

The Factory Young People's Centre

5 Devon Way Longbridge, Birmingham

B31 2TS 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 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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Volunteers and local partners are offering social media help to voluntary organisations, community groups, charities, clubs and societies in a relaxed, informal setting.

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!

People signed up to attend on Tue 11 Mar


Help given at Northfield Social Media Surgery

  • David Harte helped Deborah Ann Ruston to change the wordpress theme so our neighbourhood blogg looks easier to raed. To understand the difference between pages and posts - and to stop using bloch capotals for headings - so now I'm not shouting at the internet. Recorded on Wednesday 26 March 2014
  • Steph Clarke helped Ron Lees to set up a twitter account and recover my password. Install the twitter app on my iPad and set up cloud wifi on my ipad too Recorded on Wednesday 26 March 2014
  • Nick Booth helped Andy Ryan to have the confidence to be more daring with how I use twitter. I'm sometimes more cautious than I need to be - now I'll be a bit more adventurous. Recorded on Wednesday 26 March 2014
  • Andy Ryan helped Lena McGahey to give me an introduction to twitter and how to rest the password - to make the account accesible. So we can promote events at the animal sanctuary and encourage more people to support us. Recorded on Wednesday 26 March 2014
  • Andy Ryan helped Joanna Dervisoglu to to refresh how to use twitter and adding lists on twitter - using link shortneres. It will make it easier to keep my tweets short and save me time. Recorded on Wednesday 26 March 2014
  • Steph Clarke helped Anne GuIse to find my existing twitter account - and shown how to use and understand twitter. It will help me to talk to people, know what's going on, Stay in the loop and catch up with the 21st century. Recorded on Wednesday 26 March 2014
  • Steph Clarke helped Carl Manning to shown how to use and understand twitter. It will help me to talk to people, know what's going on, Stay in the loop and catch up with the 21st century . Recorded on Wednesday 26 March 2014
  • Steph Clarke helped Jo Burrows to look at facebook pages - how to add and share content and to add extra admins. You've helped me feel more secure using facebook between my personal facebook and the page when we looked at security, I understand what tagging photos mean now. Recorded on Monday 17 March 2014
  • Andy Mabbett helped Deborah Ann Ruston to Helped me to understand how to use my wordpress site for Longbridge Neighbourhood forum. It was configured on some unusual ways . Recorded on Tuesday 11 March 2014
  • David Harte helped James Kearns to understand facebook and twiitter to get more people involved with the park and how they differ - found it very useful because I'm not a personal social media user so I've got a lot to learn. Recorded on Tuesday 11 March 2014
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