Dudley Social Media Surgery  

Next date Tuesday 15 May 2018
5:00PM - 6:30PM 24 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.

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.


Sign in or register to ask a question about this event.

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.


Help given at Dudley Social Media Surgery

  • Lorna Prescott helped Lucy Antill to given me the basics of another social media platform: twitter, and good contacts to get started with the Monarch's Mutts story. Recorded on Tuesday 17 April 2018
  • Lorna Prescott helped achille gnoahou to put the first edition of the Integration newsletter inline via Issuu. I will share it on Facebook and send the link to people in emails and put it on twitter and on my blog, so that many people have access to it. Recorded on Tuesday 17 April 2018
  • Lorna Prescott helped harold J walker to basically saying we're on the right course with regards to Facebook, and not trying to achieve the unachievable Recorded on Thursday 22 February 2018
  • Becky P helped Lesley Freeman to clarify what I can do different platforms of twitter and instagram and Facebook. She showed me how to add pictures and manage the membership of our Facebook groups. Explored some of the behind the scenes features of Facebook page - some of the drop down menus. Recorded on Thursday 22 February 2018
  • Helena Norman helped Guy Holness to get started on storytelling, even suggesting a weekly story writing group. I'm not as bad at storytelling as I think. And I have good stories! Recorded on Thursday 22 February 2018
  • James Clarke helped Darren Kench to we shared ideas about blogging and possible directions to have impact in the community and progress through Wordpress Recorded on Thursday 22 February 2018
  • Lukas Joisten helped Dicle Akti to verify Facebook Pages (only for businesses) and develop sharing of the organisation account Recorded on Wednesday 6 December 2017
  • Lorna Prescott helped Bernhard Putzer to learn about new useful website we could use in addition to Facebook and we deficiently should find our target and specify our output. Recorded on Wednesday 6 December 2017
  • Dean Barnshaw helped Lukas Joisten to learn about websites to use to signpost to Facebook Page e.g. Dudley interests.me, other CVSs and Next Door. Recorded on Wednesday 6 December 2017
  • Dean Barnshaw helped Lorna Prescott to think about using Next Door for CoLab Dudley Recorded on Wednesday 6 December 2017
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