Thanks to everyone for another fantastic Social Media Cafe this month. Once again, it was great to see so many new faces – long may it continue!
If you are interested in who you might of missed (or if you’ve want to double-check the name of someone you met!), check out the video below:
Also, if you feature in it, don’t forget to add you contact details (website, Twitter name, etc..) by clicking on the “+” button and adding a comment at the point in the timeline that you appear.
This month the Cafe saw a lot of plotting and scheming – just the sort of thing we like to encourage!
This included a discussion about Birmingham’s Big City Plan and the start of a new business I So Wish – a website aimed at trying to help people turn their wishes into reality.
You can now see who from the Birmingham Social Media Cafe is on Twitter with our new BSMC Twitter Group.
The hope is it will help extend your network and to track down some of the interesting folk you might meet at the monthly events.
I imagine regulars to the Birmingham Social Media Cafe will know Twitter – a free “micro-blogging” service.
For those of you that haven’t, I can throughly reccommend it as a networking tool and, if you are operating in the social media sector, I’d go as far to say understanding it is a must.
However, it is quite tricky to explain the many benefits of Twitter. The best way is to see for yourself.
When you sign up, the difficulty is often finding people to “follow”. Hopefully that is where the BSMC Twitter Group can be useful as a starting place – a list of Twitterfolk who you may already know or could be useful new contacts!
If you want to expand your network even further Stef Lewandowski, founder and creator of Dad-centric networking site Odadeo, has drawn up a list of 50 “Twitterers” in Birmingham. Worth a look.
And if you want to find out what is being said about the Cafe on Twitter, check out Twitter Search using the #bsmc tag as the search term.
Picture by krisdecurtis.
Feeling “Christmassy” yet or still stressed out by all the shopping left to do?
Well this month’s Christmas social media cafe meet on Friday, December 19 will hopefully put you in the mood for some good cheer.
Coffees will once again be free, this time courtesy of Digbeth-based live music agencyMusic of Distinction.
After coffee we hope you may be able to stay as the Social Media Cafe takes the conversation on to The Old Joint Stock for lunch and then off to the Frankfurt Christmas Market for a glühwein or two! (Lunch and drinks are not free – sorry!)
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
PS. Thanks to Andy Mabbett, Birmingham Social Media Cafe now has its own LinkedIn Group – check it out!