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Using social media tools to make Plymouth better

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It’s hard to think that’s it almost a month since we hosted our first discussion evening. Ash Mashadi presented his idea of how we could all work together to promote how much we #LovePlymouth – and there was a lot of enthusiasm about it. Luke Pollard guest blogged on the topic for, an article subsequently appeared in the Herald and there is now even a Facebook page!

This month the discussion moves on from how we can use social media to promote Plymouth to how we can use social media to improve the lives of people in Plymouth. We’re really pleased that Edward McCaughan will be helping us out on this journey. Using examples such as freecycle, mysociety and others, including his own recently launched idlelibrary, Edward will show how web-based tools can help us to improve our city, solve problems and generally make things happen without the need to wait for it to be mandated by any particular powers that be.

So come and join us for an enlightening hour of talk and discussion about what tools we’re already using, what works elsewhere, and what we could be using more effectively. Who knows, we might even crowdsource some new tools or apps!!

We look forward to seeing you at Stanley Casino on Wednesday 25th May – 7 for a 7.30 start.

Many thanks to Heather Smalldon for the photo.


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23 May 2011 at 1:29 pm

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