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.
These are my links for October 9th through October 11th:
These are my links for March 7th through March 9th:
These are my links for April 18th through April 21st:
- Better ways to share information digitally « Observations – The Observatory’s Population & Society Group is planning a seminar in the summer to investigate and discuss how research organisations in the West Midlands can get better at sharing information digitally. Do you have any thoughts on this?
- Google News Timeline – Google News Timeline supports lots of different types of queries that you can add by clicking on a checkbox below.
- Birmingham City Council Press Releases – An independent site that purely exists to allow a space for commenting on Birmingham City Council Press Releases.
- World Bank API – Welcome to the World Bank Developer Network! – The World Bank's first API offers 114 indicators from key data sources and 12,000 development photos (see all sources). We are releasing this API because we believe this information can be mapped, visualized and mashed up in an unlimited number of ways that will help develop a better understanding of trends and patterns around key development issues.
- The Conservative Party | News | The Blue Blog | Making Government data work for you – "MySociety are campaigning for Parliamentary bills to be published in an internet-friendly format, so the public could be kept up-to-date with their progress through Parliament. Thankfully, David Cameron agrees – it’s a great idea, and one that could lead to a UK version of OpenCongress (or, better still, our version of YourOwnDemocracy – an ambitious US project still in its early stages) becoming reality."