*Note - You can also sign up for this event by phoning Cambridge Online on[masked]
What's a Social Media Surgery?
Have you been on Facebook for years? Perhaps you have a healthy following on Twitter? Maybe you've even dipped your toe into LinkedIn?
Is it all just a confusing new world for you and you feel like the only person on the planet who doesn't have a clue about social media?
Further to demand from many of our members we're holding a Social Media Surgery on Tuesday 3rd July.
A Social Media Surgery is an informal gathering at which volunteer "surgeons" with expertise in social media, offer free advice to individuals, representatives of non-profit organisations, charities, community groups and activists.
You will sit with to someone who understands good ways to use the internet, someone who will listen to what you do, and then show you free, useful tools which can help you to learn more about how to use the web to communicate your message, to run a campaign or to collaborate with other individuals and organisations. If you like what you see they can also help you set up your blog, Facebook page or Twitter account.
Surgeries are relaxed and informal. No presentations, no jargon and importantly with nobody telling people what they think they should know. The work on a drop in, first come first served basis ... and you can always have a cup of tea and a chat while you wait if all the 'surgeons' are with other people! You can find out more about the history of Social Media
Surgeries http://socialmediasurgery.com/ and follow Nick Booth who started them up in the UK on Twitter @PodNosh
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided by the lovely folk (who also allow us to use their venue) at Cambridge Online.
If you're already on Facebook then why not Like our page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Net2Camb-Cambridge-Net-Squared/200584003332030 If you're on Twitter you could follow us http://www.twitter.com/net2Camb
If you would like to get involved with Net2Camb as a volunteer, get in touch via our Facebook page and send us a message, or post on our wall.
About the venue:
Cambridge Online is an educational charity promoting computer access for all. It has a network of 20 local community access points in Cambridge, a specialist accessibility service supporting disabled people, and a mentoring programme for volunteer tutors. They are partners with UK online centres, RaceOnline2012 and BBC First Click.
Net2Camb is a free monthly event for people in and around the Cambridge area interested in using web or mobile technology for social good. Whether you are a nonprofit organization in the traditional sense, a venture capitalist, a programmer, an individual with a great idea, or a social changemaker, Net2Camb is here to help you make connections and create a community around innovating for good in Cambridge. These events are great opportunities to learn what others are trying, see successful projects and platforms, hear about developing technologies, make new friends and collaborate on new projects.
This event is free and open to anyone interested in learning about using web and mobile technology for social benefit.