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Encyclopedia Britannica is to Wikipedia as the IMF is to crowdfunding; as a provincial CD store is to Soundcloud; as railway is to car sharing. The link is our newfound capacity to collaborate on a massive scale, thanks to the social web. It’s one of the most powerful and abundant resources available to us. It’s so…

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For those who are uninitiated, Google Plus is Google’s third attempt at getting into the Social Media  after the big fat fails that were Google Wave and Google Buzz. And rumour has it that the success (or otherwise) of Google Plus will affect the bonus Googlers will receive this year. So, it comes as no…

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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…

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Please meet Emma Baird, who will be blogging for us during SMWGla. For her work, she blogs about policy matters to do with carers in Scotland. Personally, she blogs about her interests in food, diet and fitness, and skincare at highheelsandpinkglitter. Thanks, Emma! If my mum or my employer read this, would I be dismayed? And if…

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We can’t believe it’s less than two weeks to go to Social Media Week Glasgow. Are you ready? Did you book your events? Too much choice? Well, we have the same problem and we will count on you and our fantastic volunteers to cover as many of them as possible with blogs, tweets, videos, photos, and…

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A couple of months ago we talked about One Goal, a new partnership launched by Scotland’s Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon. The partnership between Scottish Women’s Football and charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer aims to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. It also highlights the importance of exercise as a way to reduce…

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What have Professor Stephen Hawking and a group of girls in Soweto got in common? Answer: they’ve both been inspirations for our social media and wellbeing journey in Scotland. We’ve been keen to explore the potential of new communication and social media methods in promoting the health of communities. Can new forms of communication, dialogue and sharing of stories help…

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When marketing a country as a tourist destination online you might expect to see a neat and tidy display of the crème de la crème of the location’s scenery and amenities – striving to gain the attention of travellers and boost the area’s economy with an influx of tourists. But with the popular @Sweden account…

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“Was London 2012 the First Socialympics?” is the topic for one of Social Media Week Glasgow’s events this year. Prof. Andy Miah, Director of the Creative Futures Institute at the University of the West of Scotland and co-author of “The Olympics: the Basics” will give a talk on the social Olympics. With that in mind,…

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Our interview with Diego Sartori, Social Media Manager at CitizenM, our official accommodation partners. Hello Diego, thanks for taking the time to do this interview. Please tell us a bit about yourself and your role as a Social media manager at CitizenM. In short, I’m a mobile citizen who appreciates traveling and exploring the new….

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