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1 Community Councils Annual Joint Meeting Social Media Workshop Martin Gallagher – Vice Chair, Queensferry & District Community Council

2 The revolution Some facts and figures (Socialnomics) The challenge for traditional mediahe challenge for traditional media ((The New York Times)he New York Times)

3 Communication vs Information Website Informative Broadcast One way communication Technical knowledge required Social Media Interactive Consultation & Engagement Simple to use - set up and go Accessible & Intuitive

4 YOUR Neighbourhood – South West

5 Why Facebook? Widen our audience Level of engagement Relatively low resource Popular medium

6 Name of page/group Members/Fans/"Likes" I've lived in Wester Hailes1,028 Calders Edinburgh215 Gorgie City Farm467 Sighthill Primary School250 Residents of Sighthill - Murrayburn - Wester Hailes53 EICA Ratho Climbers506 Stevenson College Edinburgh1,354 Hutchinson Vale69 Currie Balerno Rotary Club327 Edinburgh Napier University6,471 Oxgangs Primary School72 From There to Here: a Wester Hailes Story579 Firrhill Community Council15 Currie Community Council53 Colinton Amenity Association14 Sighthill, Broomhouse & Parkhead Community Council15 Juniper Green Village Association17 Balerno Village Trust65

7 Queensferry and District Community Council

8 Queensferry District Community Council Established April administrators, 500+ members Main point of contact from community Multiple uses for information and consultation

9 Questions How do I Get Access? Privacy What can I use it for? What happens if things go wrong? What medium is best?


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