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Social Media Cafe Liverpool returns to Static On the 25th August and they already have a full line up of speakers confirmed for another great evening of presentations and discussions about Social Media (and of course beer).
How-Do in collaboration with The BrainFood Store, one of Ireland's leading media organisations, are delighted to bring to the North West, Beyond 2010.
When: 20 September 2010
Where: The point, Lancashire
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With the advent of Ning charging for their service, actually i thought we were doing them a favour as we were drawing people into the site and their adverts - clearly that didn't pay for them though, i digress. Ning were going to start off by charging a small amount about $2 a month if you had less than 150 members of your Ning.
The How? WHY? DIY! ning now has about 123 members just 27 members short of the 150 mark. That was OK, I would be willing to pay that but after a conversation with Liverpool based Nerve Magazine they said there was an opportunity to have the How Why DIY event take place in a shop which they are getting access to as part of the shops up front project.
If/when How? WHY? DIY! Day, as I am calling it takes place then the numbers of people who are going to be involved are well going to exceed 150 in one way or another - leaving me with a problem, for Ning would then have liked to extracted from my very tight pocket $20 a month - I am generous but not than generous so a cheaper way had to be found that would house How? WHY? DIY! plus other groups that I am involved in such as Ignite Liverpool and Social Media Cafe. I looked at various options for expanding the reach of Joomla (what this site is built upon) using extensions such as Jom Social and extending K2 which i already use but the choice came straight down to Buddypress.
I have never used Buddypress before but i'm not afraid to take risks as I believe that is what life is about (except when it comes to heights) - so here we go the new How? WHY? DIY! network
Take a look and get involved.
Meeting monthly the group is open to everyone who wishes to attend and is FREE. Yes FREE - and promises to be FUN. So if those expensive seminars are not for you then come and join us at the Social Media Cafe Liverpool.
The evening promises to be "A fun, informal (but informing!) and free evening of discussion and socialising for everyone interested in social media. Whether you are newly interested in the digital world, or are already a confirmed social media junky, come and be informed, inspired and share your knowledge and experience."
A fantastic line up of internationally renowned artists musicians and technologists provide a of Events, Interventions, Music, exhibitions plus a fantastic conference.
A quick update on this - there now is a Social Media Cafe in Liverpool go here for further information http://socialmediacafeliverpool.wordpress.com/ 14 June 2010
Ok so it's not an original idea so few of them are these days, but having one in Liverpool is - Don't get to excited about it being a cafe it isn't - that just an expression as it woudl take place in a cafe or more hopefully a friendly hostelry.
The idea is to have a meet up once a month where presentations are given and where you can find out about such malarky as RSS feeds and Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Foursquare and etc etc etc - the list goes on. Social Media is great for letting your audience know what you are up to but also for them telling you what they think about it.
Manchester already has a social media cafe http://socialmediamanchester.ning.com/ which is really useful and it's about time Liverpool had one to.
Have you ever been to a presentation given by a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) company where before the talk starts you are looking for the door? I have That is why I think that this is such a good idea as it all takes place in a nice space where you can come to all or just one of the presentations. A one to one surgery element is also an additional option where you could receive one to one advice from the presenters or organisers.
Is it for you? - well yes - it's free so what have you got to lose; the door is always open.
A few people have put their forward forward to say that they are keen to help out and even a venue that said they want to be used. So the next thing to do is to actually sort it all out.
Here are some social media ramblings by me on one of my other blogs
Next up I suppose is rallying some people around to talk about a format and dates. If your interested in getting involved either to attend, present or organise then leave a comment below and we will get back to you.