Do you need a hand in learning social media basics, like posting photos on Facebook or writing a tweet? Or maybe you have questions about how to track the clicks on your links, or use Facebook Insights? Or maybe you want to chat with someone about your social media strategy? Or maybe you’re a social media pro yourself, and want to share your experience with others?
This month we’re doing something a bit different: a social media surgery. Started in the UK, the basic idea of a social media surgery is that it’s an informal event where anyone in the community with questions about how to use social media (“patients”) can come and sit down with someone who is more experienced in that area (“surgeons”, aka “doctors” as we would say) and get friendly, personal advice.
On hand to help answer your questions will be several of the Net Tuesday team who have experience using platforms and tools such as Facebook, Twitter, HootSuite, Bit.ly, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr.
It’s a bit like an unconference in that what happens at the event depends on who comes and what they want to learn about - so come with your questions. Anyone else who feels they have knowledge to share as a “surgeon” is also welcome and highly encouraged to attend. And because of the nature of the event, you never know what you might end up learning from one of the other participants!
If you’re curious to learn more about Social Media Surgeries, you can find more info here: http://socialmediasurgery.com/ and here http://www.netsquared.org/blog/social-media-got-you-down-try-surgery