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Scotland’s Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon has launched a new partnership between Scottish Women’s Football and charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer. The partnership is called One Goal and it aims to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. It also highlights the importance of exercise as way to reduce the risk of the disease….

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It’s just 100 days to go until Social Media Week begins. As we mentioned on Wednesday, we have been collating all your feedback regarding SMW last year, and what you would like to see this year. Please keep that feedback coming, everything and anything is valuable and we appreciate the time you spend communicating with…

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Maree Aldam is Network Services Manager at the International Network of Street papers (INSP) and is a member of the Advisory Board of Social Media Week Glasgow. INSP are currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to crowdfund the first digital version of a street paper. Maree tells us more. ‘Street papers’ (like The Big Issue…

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Today sees the end of Glassgow – a celebration of Philip Glass as part of Glasgow’s continuing role as UNESCO International City of music The man himself was in the City and I had the great good fortune to attend a live interview with him as part of the Inspiring Encounters series at the old…

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Social Media Week 24-28th September 2012 will showcase Glasgow as a major hub for the world’s largest and most international social media happening. The city will be participating alongside 14 other iconic world locations including Los Angeles, Barcelona, Vancouver, Chicago, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Berlin. Last year Glasgow held 118 free events in 5 days…

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It’s Glasgow for Business Week at the moment, a “tour de force of positive thinking for those running or starting a business” according to its billing, and it’s great. We have a white double decker bus – the ambition bus – touring the town and a whole stack  of free events aimed at boosting business…

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Google+ identity You only have to look at a Twitter feed, a comments thread, or a forum: pseudonyms abound on the internet. However, by discouraging people from using a ‘handle’ and instead ensuring that the site shows real names and – mainly – real faces, Facebook has created a world where satirical accounts, flamewars, and…

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For the last 3 weeks the SMW team has been based in the lovely offices at Skypark. Last Wednesday, we had the chance to interview Camille Lorigo, Marketing Manager (left). Camille was one of those people who ‘just got it” and came on board from the very beginning, with all her enthusiasm and generosity. We…

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You know it’s a lot of work putting together Social Media Week Glasgow. Great fun, but a lot of work. That’s why we are so thrilled to have such fantastic sponsors and partners working with us because, like the volunteers and all the folks submitting events, when you get tired or maybe there is the…

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Thrilled to bits to be able to finally shout about the news we have been struggling to keep secret for the past while. Glasgow is proud to be the UK host city of Social Media Week – September 19th – 23rd 2011 A centre of style, creativity and digital engagement Glasgow has come a long…

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