Social networking below the radar: social media or action media?
4 April 2012 1.30pm – 5pm
Big Lottery Fund, 1 Plough Place, EC4A 1DE
This event culminated a series of Beyond the Radar events exploring the how community groups can maximise their impact. The event was held in partnership with Globalnet21 and hosted by the Big Lottery Fund.
Through a daytime and evening session, the event explored the use of social media by community groups and activities. It evaluated lessons learned from the experience of the BTR11 project. It also looked more generally at what activities work for below the radar groups, how social media can help increase networks or have greater impact, and how social media can become ‘action media’?
See Storify of the day
Twitter report (pdf)
Presentation by Angus McCabe
Podcasts from the evening session:
- Matthew Scott, director of Community Sector Coalition, discusses the importance of the thousands of community groups that exist below the radar: listen
- Angus McCabe, who leads TSRC's Below the Radar research, discusses the importance of linking the virtual world with the real one: listen
- Hugh Flouch is the founder of Networked Neighbourhoods, an organisation working with clients to foster digital society at the local level. He tlks about Harringey Online and how the virtual world meets the real one: listen