Walsall Social Media Surgery  

Next date Wednesday 25 March 2015
5:00PM - 6:00PM 19 places remaining

Caffe Da Venezia

5 St Paul's St Walsall

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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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A social media surgery is a pretty informal gathering of people who want to learn how to use the web to communicate, campaign or collaborate. They are deliberately relaxed. You will get to sit alongside someone who understands good ways to use the internet and they'll show you useful free tools. If you like what you see they can help you set up your own.

Are you interested in using blogs, text messages, Facebook, Twitter and other free web sites to help a group or organisation that you belong to? Do you already have a web site for your organisation that is difficult or expensive to update? Are you looking for an easier way to promote your activities or to share information, photos and videos online? Walsall Social Media Surgery is a free advice session for community and voluntary groups, clubs, societies and small arts organisations. Come along to find out how you can use free web sites and services to organise activities, promote events, raise funds, collect feedback from your participants and keep a record of everything you do.

You'll get practical hands-on advice for putting social technology into action for your cause, to help you reach a wider audience and promote the good work you do. No boring speeches, no jargon. If you're at all curious, come along.


Help given at Walsall Social Media Surgery

  • Andrew Clayton helped Nigel Tame to understand how social media interaction generates further activity. Recorded on Saturday 20 July 2013
  • Dan Slee helped Nigel Tame to resurrect his Twitter account and find some interesting people to follow. Recorded on Saturday 20 July 2013
  • Jimm Rennie helped Mark Wood to understand Facebook pages in teh context of gigging and promotions. Recorded on Saturday 20 July 2013
  • Andrew Clayton helped Mark Wood to think about using multiple online tools to promote different aspects of work. Recorded on Saturday 20 July 2013
  • Dan Slee helped Nigel Tame to understand Social Media as a comms channel, and how to help promote a community festival without ten thousand printed leaflets. Recorded on Saturday 20 July 2013
  • Andrew Clayton helped Helen Burrows to familiarise herself with the Social Media Surgery format, and feel welcome. Recorded on Wednesday 26 June 2013
  • Jimm Rennie helped Carla Stubbs to Local links for drama and community resources, and advice on website colour schemes and formatting. Recorded on Wednesday 22 May 2013
  • Dan Slee helped Pete Kelsall to Twitter Recorded on Wednesday 22 May 2013
  • Dan Slee helped Donna Titley to Twitter Recorded on Wednesday 22 May 2013
  • Andrew Clayton helped Carla Stubbs to Review her existing website and Facebook page and suggest new options for increasing communication with the local community. Recorded on Wednesday 22 May 2013
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