Posts Tagged ‘statistics’

500 social media surgery events and going strong

Posted on 6th November 2012 by

2 women with laptop at Low Hill Social Media Surgery 11th October 2012

It was the fourth anniversary of the first social media surgery last month.

Looking at the stats in socialmediasurgery.com – which we started in 2010 to help people administer their own surgeries as the movement spread across England and abroad – there have been more than 500 events.

500 events is a great milestone and testament to the hard work volunteers have put into the social media surgery movement over the last four years. That’s why I’m posting this now.

While I’m here, some more numbers from the website:

  • 122 social media surgeries started
  • 502 events held (or booked in for the coming months)
  • 3,122 people have booked 4,152 appointments between them
  • 112 people have run a surgery

Photo: Low Hill Social Media Surgery courtesy of Wolverhampton Homes.

Stuff I've seen October 9th through to October 11th

Posted on 11th October 2010 by

These are my links for October 9th through October 11th:

  • Machine written sports reports Projects – Stats Monkey – By analyzing changes in Win Probability and Game Scores, the system can pick out the key plays and players from any baseball game. Second, the system includes a library of narrative arcs that describe the main dynamics of baseball games (as well as many other competitions): Was it a come-from-behind win? Back-and-forth the whole way? Did one team jump out in front at the beginning and then sit on its lead? The system uses a decision tree to select the appropriate narrative arc.
  • Too much money plays against government 2.0 – government 2.0 is more interesting – and useful – where the are scarce rather than abundant resources.
  • The Great Transition: what it means for Local Authorities « Nat Wei’s Blog – make cuts intelligently rather than in a knee jerk fashion, safeguarding effective and connective local community projects and other external suppliers rather than avoiding to make savings closer to home or spinning out functions as mutuals or social enterprises – at least until many of them have been able themselves to transition to a more diversified financial position.
  • Community Media Activist: The Spectre of Community and the Big Society – The Big Society, if there is such a thing, or spirit, or programme, will most likely emerge from the evolution of community, and community development, rather than the ideological urgency of a cutback-driven Little State.
  • Thriving too: Big Society: Exploring Sustainable Collaborative Service Models – "Collaboration between equals is difficult, between disciplines more so… but between paid professionals and unpaid volunteers very hard indeed. On paper it sounds like ‘just the sort of thing we should be doing’…. But in real life situations, such as the one described, it presents challenges that we don’t know how to overcome…. Yet.

    The challenge is not organisational or even financial… but about how we create frameworks that sustain the *relationships* that are required for collaborative services to flourish."

Stuff I've seen March 7th through to March 9th

Posted on 9th March 2010 by

These are my links for March 7th through March 9th: