Last night I went along to #smedinburgh – a meet up for people from all backgrounds to come and discuss social media. I made some useful contacts and the people there were all keen to hear more about what my organisation is doing.
Our Tweeting activity in neighbourhoods seemed to spark people’s interest, as did our plans to empower our schools to make use of social media. It seemed that people understood the relevance of localised activity and engagement far more than big corporate broadcast channels.
These sorts of meetups are excellent for people to informally chat and share their knowledge and I’m keen to see more of them throughout the city. I’d also love to see a return of free social media surgeries (like Edinbuzz which took place across the city last year).
People of Edinburgh, how do we make that happen?