Category Archives: Local community

EVENT: #purleybreakfastclub meet – Saturday April 30th 9AM

In case you didn’t already know, every morning tweeters from Purley and the surrounding area have been tweeting descriptions and pictures of their breakfasts (see below) The group is open to all and we’ve even had #purleybreakfastclub tweets from as … Continue reading

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EVENT: “How to use social networking to build your biz” (Tues April 12th)

Anyone who has met me knows that I love talking. Especially about social media. The Purley Business Association have kindly given me the opportunity to talk to local Croydon business owners about the power of social media to build and … Continue reading

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Purley 2.0 – The #purley hashtag is like a noticeboard

Think of the sort of information people put on a noticeboard: * Requests e.g. “Can anyone lend me a cable?” * Questions e.g. “Does anyone know a good local plumber?” * Jobs e.g. “Vacancy at our shop, £8ph – needed … Continue reading

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Community Participation – Where do you fall?

Jakob Nielsen’s study in 2006 showed that in any online community: 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action. This has subsequently known as … Continue reading

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Purley 2.0 – #Purley Twestival – A THANK YOU

WELL – Croydon Twestival has finished and thanks to the efforts of everyone who attended we have raised £380!! Whilst that figure might not seem huge (next year we’re gonna try get into the £1,000s ha ha!), it is an … Continue reading

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Social Purley meets… @Tacolisa

With the Purley 2.0 Project, I’m trying to do everything I can to build a robust and sociable Twitter community in Purley and Croydon. One way to improve my efforts I’m thinking is to go out and start interviewing Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Purley 2.0 – Home of the Croydon #twestival

In case you didn’t know already, March 24th is going to be date of Twestival 2011. Twestival® (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good by connecting communities offline on a single day to highlight a great cause and have … Continue reading

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