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We are similar in intent to the  London Social Media Cafe, or Tuttle Club.



Social Media Manchester social network on Ning has been created, to help network pre- and post- event, as well as provide a friendlier interface to getting involved it is also the place where you can create your own profile page. Please don't put profile pages on the wiki, just links. Sign-up now! and follow our Twitter account for the latest notices.


SMC at the BBC

After two months of alternative venues we are back in the bar at the BBC. So thanks to Ian Forrester @cubicgarden for sorting that out.

We will have the same SMC goodness with the advantage of a subsidised bar. As ever we are evolving and if this place suits we may stay for a while.



Tuesday 1st December 2009 - 6pm to 9pm: The #smc_mcr is a free event run by volunteers so if you fancy pitching in let us know.



The BBC has a STRICT admittance policy so you need to put your name down on the I want to attend page by 3pm on Monday 30th November if you are thinking of coming, else they wont let you in.



Three seems to be the magic number so this month is going to see the continuation of the three sessions for smc'ers to run or attend. It is like last time in the Unconference Barcamp style. Reading the attendence lists from the last six events there is a huge range of skills and knowledge to be tapped. So don't be shy, think of a session you would like to deliver, click the Session List link and put your name down.



18:00 Doors open

18:30 Introductions

18:40 Sessions

19:20 Break

19:40 Informal sessions and networking

20:20 Break and networking



The unConference format is informal, feel free to contribute and comment. Although the sessions appear to be quite short there is opportunity to carry on the discussions through the break and after. Generally the sessions are run as a conversation and participants are encouraged to pitch in where appropriate. You don't need to put your name down for a particular session in advance just come along and choose on the night.


We encourage people to respond to the sessions through Twitter, this will feedback into how the Cafe runs and promote future debate. To make it easier for us to track comments please use the hashtag #smc_mcr followed by the #session number in your Tweets. If Twitter isn't your thing then feedback through your medium of choice.


The BBC has free WiFi so feel free to use the connectivity.



Big thanks to all the people who made the last SMC/FutureEverything event so succesful. Julia Shuvlova @mundusvivendi,  Jonathan Atkinson @single_cell, Chris and Dom from Common and the fab Hugh Garry @huey . We love you all.

The Future of SMC

In the new year we will be implimenting the suggestions that people have come up with over the last two events. The Ning will become the main point of contact for the SMC community and if it is successful the Wiki will be phased out.

The SMC will also invite non-profit organisations and charities to take part in Social Media Surgeries, this could also be extended to tackling other issues that the expertise in the community might be able to address.

Through the Ning newcomers to the Cafe should also be able to get to know the regulars and feel welcome.

People want the SMC to be punctual and hopefully it will be.



If you want to see what's gone on in previous events or who attended click on the folders to the right. Any links associated with talks are posted there.



Any SMCers who would like to list their blogs please do so on the blog page to the left



What is the Social Media Cafe Manchester?

The Social Media Cafe is a place for ALL people interested in social media to gather, get acquainted, and to plot, scheme, and share.. emphasis on open and interesting conversation!


Who should come?

If you're interested in society, media, how we organise, share, produce and enjoy, then come along. If you're an artist, film maker, geek, musician, designer, writer, photographer, web designer, developer, community activists, interested in how social tools can facilitate community engagement or anything close or related, then come along. If you want to meet like minds, come along.


Your photos, links, videos, and blog posts

If you're posting anything online related to, or documenting, the Manchester Social Media Cafe tag your stuff with: #smc_mcr


There is a live Twitter feed here and a flickr group. Please tag all content accordingly. We also have a Twitter identity @smc_mcr so you can follow the latest updates. There's also a social network on Ning



Feel free to post content up on whatever channel you like, but make sure you link back to it (somewhere above) so we can all find it!


BBC MANCHESTER (Google Map/Streetview)

Oxford Rd


M60 7HB





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