Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery  

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Next date Tuesday 12 May 2015
5:30PM - 7:00PM 3 people signed up 27 places remaining

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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.

This surgery can also offer help with using data or government open data to gather evidence or make a case. Besides that we can offer advice and practical help to blog, use video or social networks like Twitter and Facebook to 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!


Help given at Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery

  • Pauline Roche & Ted Ryan helped Becky Pickin to think about using LinkedIn as a company, given me some hints and tips as an individual and them looked at getting Dudley CVS onto there Recorded on Monday 30 March 2015
  • Nick Booth helped Noel Moran to he solved a problem as I couldn't work out how to obtain the new style links from picassa and explained how it's moving towards google plus. It's been exceptionally useful. We started to discuss uploading videos too which we will have a luck at. Recorded on Monday 30 March 2015
  • Nick Booth helped Mo Ball to turn on the light, he solved a problem I came wit about posting multiple photos on a blog, he's made it understandable and made some useful suggestions for the future. And he has, he's turned on the light, Recorded on Monday 30 March 2015
  • Steph Clarke helped Dawn Sperduti to understand the application of twitter, hints and tips on use and tools like hootsuite and tweetdeck for scheduling and apps. And definitely an insight into insights on facebook - jargon busting! And boosted my confidence just to get out there and use it! Recorded on Monday 30 March 2015
  • Liz Dexter helped Ruth Lockley to to think some more about how pages or posts should be used. Recorded on Monday 9 March 2015
  • Andy Mabbett helped Andrew Bull to get to know twitter better, to understand it's a conversation rather than a medium to broadcast information, even though through the conversation you're able to get your messages across. And it's about doing it. Recorded on Monday 9 March 2015
  • Steph Clarke helped Lol Thurstan to basically we added another page to the b26 website. And brushed up on a few technical details. Recorded on Monday 9 March 2015
  • Steph Clarke helped Maria Hughes to understand how she might use available data to find the older LGBT people she wants to work with and to demonstrate that their neighbourhood is safer than people think. Recorded on Thursday 5 March 2015
  • Max Woolf helped Nick Booth to to look at and try and understand the limits of using indices of multiple deprivation without any coding skills Recorded on Thursday 5 March 2015
  • Nick Booth helped Max Woolf to use google fusion tables for manipulating data without coding knowledge Recorded on Thursday 5 March 2015
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