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Building an Online Community (#NENgage Workshop 5)

North Edinburgh News

Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Building an Online Community (#NENgage Workshop 5)

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Building an Online Community

Welcome to the fifth community media workshop hosted by the North Edinburgh News

Social media is just that - social. And yet so many people think that once they have posted a story online, that's the job done. In this session, we encourage you to think about how you could interact with local groups and individuals to have a greater impact online. 

The most successful blogs, websites and social media users are the ones who interact, engage and respond to users, and who build up a loyal “digital community” around them. We have invited successful bloggers to speak about how they have managed to foster an online community; Phyllis Stephen, who set up and runs The Edinburgh Repoter website, and Alan McIntosh of The Broughton Spurtle. Tom Allan will also be talking about setting up the Edinburgh Innertube Map website, and Emily Dodd will be speaking about her experience as a blogger and volunteer for Greener Leith.

This workshop is for community groups and active citizens who live or work in the Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership. The area is bigger than you think, check the map here.

We look forward to meeting you and invite you to join us in the Antiquary Bar afterwards for a drink and free buffet! 

Places are free but limited, book early to avoid disappointment. Fill in the ticket registration above to book a place. 

This is the forth NENgage workshop hosted by the North Edinburgh News. Check out the rest of the workshops:

30th Aug / 6th Sep: Sharing Your Story: An Introduction to Blogging 

This workshop will introduce you to blogging. We'll cover social media tools like Facebook and Twitter to help you to reach beyond your usual audience and effectively share your stories and ideas. The worshop will give you a practical introduction to the tools on offer and demonstrate how interacting, networking and sharing is the key to online success.          

Read more and book 30th Aug here or 6th Sep here.

13th September: Video Blogging Flash Mob: Inverleith Stories       Read more and book here.

This workshop will introduce you to video blogging as an exciting, fun and easy way to tell a story and gather opinions. We'll hit the streets of Inverleith in small groups to collect opinions on local issues. Before that we'll help you to plan questions, set up shots and get great sound. When you come back we'll help you to upload, edit and share your video content quickly and easily.

27th September: Building an online community       Read more and book here.

1st November: The Joy of Stats: Investigating & Presenting Data      Read more and book here.

This workshop will show you were to find useful local data. We'll help you turn data into stories and show you examples of websites that are all about sharing data for the public good. We'll cover different ways to presen statistics, how to request information through the Freedom of Informtion Act and how to collect data using polls and survey monkey. It's time to enjoy stats and present data in the most effective and engaging way.

These workshop are funded by the Edinburgh Neighbourhood Community Grants Fund.

Have questions about Building an Online Community (#NENgage Workshop 5)? Contact North Edinburgh News

When & Where

Stockbridge Library
11 Hamilton Place
EH3 5BA Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM

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North Edinburgh News

NENgage Community Media Training is hosted by the North Edinburgh News (NEN) with thanks to the Edinburgh Neighbourhood Community Grants Fund. Blog and WebsiteTwitter @NorthEdinNews and Facebook.





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