What is a social media surgery?
"A social media surgery is a pretty informal gathering of people who want to learn how to use the web to communicate campaign or collaborate. They are deliberately relaxed. You will get to sit alongside someone who understands good ways to use the internet and they'll show you useful free tools. If you like what you see they can also help you set up your blog, or facebook page or twitter account. Most social media surgeries have an event every few weeks, so you can keep coming back for help."
Surgeries are a supremely fast and effortless way to get individualised kickstart to the arts and craft of blogging, wiki-ing and other social media verbs.
You can even go in to a social media surgery a complete novice and emerge with your own blog live on the Internet!
Because communicating and sharing via social media is seen by many as an easy media for social change, they are often either reduced or free to voluntary and community organisations.
And Birmingham in particular is emerging as a vibrant centre for social media, packed with people, partnerships, surgeries and events.
Whether teacher, parent or interested adult, why not check out and connect with the Birmingham social media scene this summer?