Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery  

Next date Monday 1 December 2014
5:30PM - 7:00PM

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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 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.

You're welcome along to receive help, or volunteer to give it but if you're coming along to offer some help don't forget your laptop!

People signed up to attend on Mon 1 Dec

  • Steph Clarke Offering help
    Organisation Podnosh     Twitter @essitam

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Help given at Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery

  • Rob Netherway helped Izzes Gayle to Discussion on open data. Discussion on funding opportunities - crowd funding/sourcing, issues/benefits around free blogging software. Website already set up and quite advanced. Looking at audience engagement and feedback online. Keen on becoming a future surgeon. Recorded on Monday 13 October 2014
  • Nick Booth helped Alex Robinson-Sutherland to Discussion on open data. Discussion on social media platforms, audience feedback and measurements. Website and pages already set up and quite advanced. Keen on becoming a future surgeon. Recorded on Monday 13 October 2014
  • Liz Broomfield helped Ruth Lockley to Practical skills on Wordpress set up - functionality. Conversation on social media and content sharing. Recorded on Monday 13 October 2014
  • Andy Mabbett helped James Ingles to Wordpress set up - tutorial. Hosting and domains. Looked at options not yet set up. Recorded on Monday 13 October 2014
  • Tom French helped Lloyd Davies to Twitter analytics Facebook insights Hashtags Viewing and engagement with posts and pages Facebook functions Recorded on Monday 13 October 2014
  • glynis powell helped Ruth Lockley to develop the WW1 project. Recorded on Monday 8 September 2014
  • Tom French helped Claire Sandys to find out more about using Facebook. Recorded on Monday 8 September 2014
  • glynis powell helped Stuart Paul to review their WW1 project strategy and the best way to build that through blog postes, Facebook and Twitter. Also moving towards settng up a new wordpress site. Recorded on Monday 8 September 2014
  • Christopher Woods helped Susan Dalloe to improve skills on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr...and engage a wider audience. Recorded on Monday 8 September 2014
  • Tom French helped Rhian Thompson to set up a Twitter account and tweet for the first time! Recorded on Monday 8 September 2014
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  • Hereford
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  • Mansfield
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