Pretty Simple: web, digital, social

Tonight I’m popping along to an introductory meet-up to find out more about a series of local social media surgeries to be held across Edinburgh, aimed at helping communities get online and make the most of Web 2.0.

Organised by multimedia journalist Tom Allan and Greener Leith’s Alistair Tibbitt, Edinbuzz is asking for experts to volunteer as ‘surgeons’, offering one-to-one coaching on the use of social media.

The aim of the surgeries is to take social media tools to community groups.

Blogging, Twitter and Facebook are all great tools, which can be used to campaign, debate and raise issues with local politicians and decision-makers.

Tom Allan quoted in the Edinburgh Evening News

I plan to volunteer my time to support this worthwhile cause, and look forward to seeing what sort of appetite there is when the events kick off in the new year. Any other locals wanting to get involved can check out to find out more, or pop along to Joseph Pearce’s Bar on Elm Row tonight (7th Dec) from 18:30.

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