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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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Registration for all Social Media Week events opens today at 4 pm Registration for Social Media Week Glasgow events opens today, Tuesday the 28th of August. From later this afternoon, you will be able to register for FREE for many of the events in the great line-up of SMWGla. You can also have a look…

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Please meet Ellen Arnison, who will be blogging for us during Social Media Week Glasgow. Ellen is a freelance journalist, writer and blogger from Renfrewshire. In her blog, In A Bundance, she writes about children, journalism, autism, feminism, writing and blogging for happiness. This blog post is about the now popular Martha Payne and it’s…

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Hello Jillian, thanks for taking the time to do this interview. Do we want to start with you telling me a bit about yourself? I have just completed a PhD in social media at the University of Strathclyde – I’m a Dr of social media (well, it will be official mid-August). My research explored what…

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It is always a great pleasure to work with our good friends at the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) and we are looking forward to having some events there again this year as part of Social Media Week.  So it was great to hear about about a crowdsourcing project they are running to capture the cinema history of Glasgow.  Carolyn Mills of…

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With an estimated five million images uploaded every day, Instagram is fast becoming the photo sharing platform of choice. And if submissions from Social Media Week’s Instagram Your City competition are anything to go by – capturing inspiring, real and insightful images of a city is a popular theme. This is perhaps the thinking behind…

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This week we’re delighted to introduce you to Angela Higgins, Asset Manager of Skypark Glasgow, main hub of Social Media Week Glasgow for the second year in a row.  Angela, thanks for being part of the Advisory Board and taking the time to speak to us now. Let’s start with you telling us a bit…

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Advisory Board member and part of  SPT Marketing Team Elaine Magee shares with us the twitter journey of one of the worlds oldest subway systems fondly known as  Glasgow’s very own “Clockwork Orange”   SPT’s Communications team held a departmental meeting in Dec 2010 to discuss the needs of the business. We were about to enter one of the…

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Anyone that knows me knows I like a pint. But it has to be the right pint and to that end I tend to choose craft beer or real ale. It’s a useful hobby as the small brewery and craft beer as industry sectors are much changed through the advent of social tools and so…

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We have been working on Social Media Week Glasgow for the past 2 months, and are planning an even bigger success than last year. Once again though it will be largely down to you and your participation, engagement and ideas. You can all contribute to it and in many ways. We’re always looking for event partners,…

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