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Please meet Mark Buckland, MD of Cargo Publishing and 2nd-year member of our Advisory Board. Mark was very active last year and, among everything else, he worked with us and InnerEar on two #SMWGla projects, the Very Short Stories Book and the crowdsourced audiobook SpokenHerd. What about this year? “Bigger, better. That’s the challenge”, Mark says….

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Public Speaking, do you love it or does it fill you with dread? Some people thrive in the spotlight, some just like the sound of their own voice but for many the prospect of standing up in front of an audience turns the stomach to jelly and they become a stammering hesitant nervous wreck. But…

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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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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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  A new app has been developed to help people in the middle of a riot find safety. The app, not yet publicly released, takes data from a range of social networking platforms and uses it to let people know what areas are least affected by conflict. The app was showcased at the TEDGlobal (Technology,…

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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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It’s that day of the year again …when the event submission for Social Media Week opens! Last year you surprised us with many events submitted on day 1, we hope this year you’ll be as engaged! In the past weeks we have met many of you and heard many brilliant ideas, now it’s time to…

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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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