Lost in Social Media? Make the most of #SMWGla! [A Selection of events #2]

We’re only a few days away from the start of Social Media Week Glasgow 2012 and from all the fantastic FREE events that are part of it! One of the main themes of the week is Access which general objective is to introduce the principles and opportunities offered through the use of social technologies to people who are currently not accessing them. Our event partners put up a great line up of events under this theme and this is our very small selection of the best on offer. Please check more events on #SMWGla ScheduleDon’t forget to register for the events you want to attend: more events have been added on the schedule in the past week, you now have 100+ FREE events to choose from!

Our Selection #2

Social Media drop-ins + FREE WiFi in SMWGla Networking Lounge @ Skypark - Every Day

A great addition to this year’s week. Please join us in the networking lounge at Skypark (#SMWSPLounge), and take the opportunity to ask for help and initial guidance with the main Social Media platforms such as twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, G+. SMWGla team and volunteers will be there everyday to offer free support to anyone. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy free wifi kindly offered by Skypark, to watch live streamed content from other SMW cities or venues in Glasgow, to have a coffee at Where The Monkey Sleeps, and – why not – to have your moment of glory on SMWGTV. Join us on the couch!



Who’s leading? A Discussion Panel on Access to Social Media in the Workplace McCance Building, Strathclyde University – Mon 24  – 5:30-8:00pm

Hosted by IRISS. Many individuals face obstacles when trying to use collaborative tools and techniques in the workplace. The obstacles are technical and cultural. Who within organisations can lead the move towards cultural change, from which technical change should follow? And which organisations are already leading the way? If we can break down the technical barriers, people might be more encouraged work collaboratively and to understand how social media can support workplace learning and development. The event will be a ‘Question Time’ format in which a panel of ‘influencers’ will be asked how we might break down these barriers.

What’s it all about? Using Social Media  – Glasgow Caledonian University, Tue 25, 11am-12pm 

It’s a common misconception that ‘digital natives’ are automatically conversant with all forms of social media. This workshop, hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University, will introduce social media platforms – both old and new – to the audience and allow them to discuss any worries which may be acting as an obstacle to their use of social media. They will also offer future tuition to any staff or students who wish to know more about using social media at a follow-up session.

Community Management: A User Guide by Equator Agency – CitizenM, Thu 27, 2:30-3:30pm

Our city headline sponsors Equator have recently published their great line up of events (follow their hashtag #socialmediageek). Like they say, just as with any Social Media Week event, their events are NOT about them selling to you – it’s about an open sharing of knowledge. This will be an engaging, informed and entertaining session on Community Management. With so many social tools and platforms available to us all, building an online community can be an attractive idea, however before you get started, have you given thought as to how you will manage this community? Like most things in social media, having a plan in place is a good place to start. If you think community management is about posting some content and replying to customer service queries, then this is the talk for you!

Future Technology and Social Engagement by Equator Agency – CitizenM, Fri 28, 11-12pm

This is a talk aimed at those interested in socially engaging technology tools of the future but also looking back at the past and how it can play a part.  What Equator will be discussing is what role do new technologies play in engaging with customers, creating new experiences and then sharing? What does the future hold? Who are the sectors that should be embracing these new technologies and why? What were the very first social engagement tools? What ones are in use today? What will be the next one that we are all talking about?

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