I used the words Social Media Surgery and a few people have asked me what exactly one of those is, so here is a brief description of what a Social Media Surgery is*
What is a surgery?
A social media surgery is an informal gathering of people who want to learn how to use the web to communicate, campaign or collaborate. Surgeries are deliberately relaxed. No presentations, no jargon, noone telling people what they think they should know.
Instead you will sit next 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. If you like what you see they can also help you set up your blog, Facebook page or Twitter account. Most social media surgeries have an event every few weeks, so you can keep coming back for help.
What is a surgeon?
You might prefer to think of them as helpers. A surgeon is someone who knows enough about using social media to help someone else. Some surgeons have spent years understanding the internet. Others started learning a few months ago but want to share what they know with other community groups and active citizens.
So there you have it, that is a Social Media Surgery. What I am proposing is a lot smaller and even more informal (if that is possible), I’ll put aside a few hours each month to meet people in Turriff, drink tea (maybe a slice of cake as well) and help them with Social Media things.
I’ll give my time for free# for community groups, small businesses and individuals. If you are a larger organisation, looking for a website or something more than an informal chat then you may want to look at hiring me though Turriff Web which is where I do a majority of my work now. I’ll share my time equally with anyone who wants or needs it, so please don’t be offended if I need to end our chat to go and speak to someone else or if I tell you that I think you have had a lot of my time.
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#although it would be nice if you brought the tea.