No longer do those interested in social media in the Black Country have to travel through to Birmingham; the Black Country now has its own Social Media Cafe! First (open) meeting: Tuesday 7th April, 2.30pm, Alchemy, Wolverhampton(see map below).
Today a select gathering came together in a Wolverhampton coffee shop to discuss how they could adapt the Social Media Cafe model of the Tuttle Club to the needs of the Black Country. Unsurprisingly a dozen people (more than I had originally expected) have a dozen different ideas. What we all agreed upon was that a Black Country Social Media Cafe could only be a good thing for the area, and that the best way to start was a monthly, daytime meeting. There was also a lot of enthusiasm for special interest splitter groups, as well as less formal meetings out of work hours. So it is, without a doubt, only the start.
The Social Media Cafe is all about making connections and sharing information; two fundamentals for innovation. So if you are in the region, and are interested in social media, or just want to find out more about social media, feel free to come along for a coffee and a chat.
The official Black Country Social Media Cafe blog and wiki will soon be open for updates and user-contributions.
Thanks to everyone who came along today.
Black Country Social Media Cafe is now fully social:
Twitter – http://twitter.com/bcsmc
Google Group – http://groups.google.co.uk/group/bcsmc
Wiki – http://bcsmc.pbwiki.com/
Blog – http://bcsmc.wordpress.com/
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=70070480515