Thursday July 16, 2009
We’re going to publicise soon a date for a social media meetup at Mosman Library. Hopefully it’ll be the first of many. But before we do, we’d like to put the idea out there and invite your comment.
Birmingham’s social media surgeries are the model we’re working off. It’s an opportunity for neighbourhoods, community groups and local residents to help each other communicate, organise and just do things online.
Mosman Library would like to facilitate this sharing of information and experience at a local level. It’s also a goal of Mosman Council’s Community Engagement Strategy.
Right now we’re looking for ‘social media champions’ – people who are already talking, sharing and doing stuff online, and who might like to drop in and work with those interested in setting up a blog, podcast or social network for their community or group.
The structure is informal – no presentations or talks, just small group or one-on-one discussion with an emphasis on practical examples and advice.
We’ll host the first few meetups in the Library, where we have a meeting room, WiFi and PCs with internet access. It’s likely to be on a Thursday evening, 6-8pm. (Would mornings be better?)
What do you think? Want to be a part of it?
Awesome idea. I’m happy to put my hand up if you think I have the right experience.
I fit the description and I’ll certainly drop in. Evenings are better for me — the curse of work :)
Good luck with this.
Awesome stuff! Good luck with it. I volunteer at the Birmingham Social Media surgery and find conversation “flows” with cake and a free drink of some kind.
Is also good to have a debrief session after in a pub somewhere. :D
Great idea – and thanks to @bradatslice for bringing it to the attention of the #nscm crew.
Definitely will be some #nscm Tweeps interested, including myself!
For those interested, #nscm (Northshore Coffee Mornings) will be meeting at 4th Village Mosman tomorrow Thurs 24th) from 830am. All welcome!