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In order to encourage creativity and collaboration we’d like to invite you to a SMWGla event taking place on the 16th of July at 6pm (location tba). Bring along a brief pitch of your event idea for SMWGla and you will get 2 minutes to pitch it to an audience. The audience who will then…

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Hi everyone! This year, in an attempt  to broaden the audience for SMWGla we have decided that we will be introducing themed events throughout the week. Not all events will be under the themes, they are not exclusive, so if you are thinking of submitting an event as long as fits under the overall theme…

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When we think of crowdsourcing, we mainly think of the process of gathering ideas to co-create something. That’s all “fine and dandy”, but there is more to it than that, at least if we want to use it to create real value. Crowdsourcing needs moderation, purpose, the right questions to be addressed, and yes, it…

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Hello everybody. Hope you have been enjoying the glorious sunshine over the past few days and getting some really nice photos of Glasgow for #InstagramYourCity! The deadline is next Friday 29th June so get snapping! Last Tuesday we had a meeting with the Social Media Week Glasgow Advisory Board, and held a brainstorming session with…

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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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Legacy of Glasgow’s Social Media Week leads to public created poetry tribute, sees renewed interest in verse. Spoken Herd, a free downloadable audio book created by members of the public, has been launched online. The audiobook, funded by Creative Scotland and part of the legacy from Glasgow’s Social Media Week, celebrates the best of Scottish…

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Social Media Week Glasgow ended almost two months ago. Lots of lessons learnt, lots of ‘digital’ memories, and also a couple of spin-out projects. Yesterday, as some of you will have noticed from our tweets, Spoken Herd  - a SMWGla’s spin-out – has been launched. Social Media Week Glasgow teamed up with Cargo Publishing, twintangibles, and Inner Ear to produce…

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Tartan. Internationally recognised as an icon of Scotland. Just saying the word brings to mind historical images of clans, kilts, heather and whisky. But tartan is as alive today as it has always been, and new tartans are commissioned and created to act as brands and identifiers for families, businesses and institutions. So, Social Media…

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Social Media Week Glasgow will be YOUR week. Let’s make it a great social event, where ‘social’ means collaborative with everyone, and open to all and any ideas! And let’s make it a crowdsourced event, made up of your thoughts, suggestions, inputs…What do you want to see at SMWGla? This is the question..and we’re looking…

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