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How we set up a hyperlocal blog in a cafe and made it all about fun


Recently I got involved in a new blog for the centre of Birmingham called Grounds that has a couple of cool things about it. Firstly, it’s based in a cafe – Urban Coffee Company in Birmingham. Secondly, anyone can join in. That’s probably the best bit about it – because anyone can send a post […]

Using web tools to get citizen feedback


We’ve found this link to a list of states in America which are using social media and the web to help get feedback from citizens. It’s well worth having a look at these sites, which demonstrate how local governments can better engage with citizens to help improve an area, building connections between local minds and […]

Next Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery – Friday 20 November


As the cold weather draws us ever nearer towards winter – why not hibernate on the web and enjoy some friendly conversation about social media to warm the cockles. We have scheduled in the next central Birmingham Social Media Surgery session at the¬†Fazeley Studios, Digbeth for November (please note this date has changed – there […]