What exactly happens at a Manchester Social Media Surgery event?

 Manchester Social Media Surgery

Cross-posted from the Social Media Cafe Manchester Ning.  With some additions in italics below.

Just sharing about the January Social Media Surgery event which took place at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business Incubator Innospace on Chorlton Street on Tuesday 12th January 2010 from 2pm to 4pm. You can read about the first event on 8th December 2009 here.



Presenting A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media at #smc_mcr

A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media

There has already been much discussion on the web about the incredible meeting of minds that was the first Social Media Cafe of the year last night at The Northern.  You can read Manchester Evening News blogger Sarah Hartley’s 5 takeaways at the Mancunian Way blog which includes links to videos.

The first in the unconference format, myself and all the other speakers were bowled over by the enthusiasm of all who attended.

I presented a well attended Beginner’s Guide to Social Media session, slides after the jump:



2009: The Year Social Media Becomes Big Business in the UK

Social Media Predictions UK 2009

Or so it would seem.

It’s the season for predictions.  From the BBC’s list of hotly tipped bands for 2009 to Wired’s list of tech predictions including a look at the wry miscalculations of yesteryear, this time of year it seems you can’t move for lists of predictions.

I’ll throw one into the mix for good measure.  I think that 2009 will be the year social media makes its way into the enterprise in the UK. 



And We’re Off, Manchester’s Social Media Cafe Opens For Business

Manchester’s Social Media Cafe Opens For BusinessLast night’s Social Media Café event at The Northern exceeded my expectations.

Firstly, turn out was impressive, I’m not sure of numbers but there were at least 50 people in the audience.


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