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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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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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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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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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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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