4.2 Connect people through digital means

  • Recognising that not everybody’s social structures are defined by where they live or who their neighbours are, the council should work with partners in the business sector to address the digital divide.  The “smart city” commission  should make digital inclusion a priority, extending digital connectivity across communities.

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  1. Digital connectivity plays an increasingly important part in the connectedness – and therefore the social inclusion – of the city. It is a shame that the report does not define social inclusion in terms of connectedness and focus on the wide range of activities and potential actions that are going on already to support it. As with many other recommendations, the focus here is on what can be done through centrally planned top-down approaches which is ironic given that it says the Council should be enabling. Surely it should mention Social Media Surgeries – a movement started in Birmingham – that provides digital connectivity with a human face?

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  1. Podnosh is already doing this.
    Working with a network of different organisations and volunteers Podnosh work at some and support other Social Media Surgeries across the city. These surgeries introduce people from within communities to digital and social media to enable them to talk to people from their area and further afield online. Connecting people around things such as place, or their hobbies. You can find Social Media Surgeries near you by searching "Birmingham" on www.socialmediasurgery.com, or by following this link: http://socialmediasurgery.com/surgeries?utf8=%E2%9C%93&location_search=birmingham&location_country=United+Kingdom Dates in communities in South Birmingham will be added soon.

    Tel: - Website: http://http//www.podnosh.com - Postcode: B5 5SE

  2. Podnosh is already doing this.
    Aston Social Media Surgery, supporting the Aston community to start using and understanding social and digital media,

    Tel: - Website: http://www.podnosh.com - Postcode: B6 6NS

  3. Podnosh is already doing this.
    Central Birmingham Social Media Surgeries, Supporting community groups, charities, volunteers and active citizens getting connected using social and digital media.

    Tel: - Website: http://socialmediasurgery.com/surgeries/central-birmingham - Postcode: B2 5EP

  4. Podnosh is already doing this.
    Lozells and Birchfield Social Media Surgery, supporting the Lozells and Birchfields community to start using and understanding social and digital media.

    Tel: - Website: http://socialmediasurgery.com/surgeries/lozells-and-birchfield - Postcode: B19 2AP

  5. Podnosh is already doing this.
    Kings Norton Social Media Surgeries, , supporting the Kings Norton and Three Estates communities to start using and understanding social and digital media.

    Tel: - Website: http://socialmediasurgery.com/surgeries?utf8=%E2%9C%93&location_search=birmingham&location_country=United+Kingdom - Postcode: B38 9NB

  6. Podnosh is already doing this.
    Edgbaston Social Media Surgery, supporting the Edgebaston community to start using and understanding social and digital media.

    Tel: - Website: http://socialmediasurgery.com/surgeries?utf8=%E2%9C%93&location_search=birmingham&location_country=United+Kingdom - Postcode: B15 2TU

  7. Podnosh is already doing this.
    Yardley Wood Social Media Surgery, supporting the Lozells and Birchfields community to start using and understanding social and digital media.

    Tel: - Website: http://socialmediasurgery.com/surgeries?utf8=%E2%9C%93&location_search=birmingham&location_country=United+Kingdom - Postcode: B14 4BN

  8. Chamberlain Forum is already doing this.
    Through Resident University, we ran peer support and training sessions for resident activists in setting up neighbourhood websites. This work is no longer funded, but we continue to work with a wide range of community groups to improve their digital connectivity. We recently worked with Neighbourhood Forums and Birmingham City Council to set up www.neighbourhoods.info

    Tel: - Website: http://www.chamberlainforum.org - Postcode: B12 0RT

  9. Chamberlain Forum is already doing this.
    Chamberlain Forum has worked to support the development of the city's Community First panels including by setting up websites needed by them to run the programme and the over-arching www.thecommunityfirst.info site

    Tel: - Website: http://www.chamberlainforum.org - Postcode: B12 0RT