Category Archives: Purley 2.0 – A Project

How small businesses should do Twitter…(Purley 2.0)

This is a screen shot I took of Tacolisa Mexican restaurant’s twitterfeed on December 8th. They had only been on Twitter for seven days and already provided an excellent example of how to use Twitter as a small, local business: … Continue reading

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Purley 2.0 – Have your views heard by Croydon council

If you have been following the Purley 2.0 Project, you’ll know that getting locals to use social media has many different benefits. In this video, ex-Civil Service chap Will Perrins talks about the importance of councils listening and getting involved … Continue reading

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The Big Society – Do you understand it?

Since July I’ve been talking on this blog about empowering the local community, giving them a voice and allowing them to make tenable decisions that affect the local community. I call it The Purley 2.0 Project. Since July, David Cameron has been talking … Continue reading

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Twitter, snow and Purley 2.0…

Those who have heard about the Purley 2.0 project will appreciate that I have been talking about the uses of Twitter for some time now in building community and getting to know other people in Purley. In light of Croydon’s … Continue reading

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Purley 2.0 at We Mean Business 2010

On Thursday morning, I hauled myself out of bed at ridiculous-o’clock-in-the-morning to attend We Mean Business 2010 at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. I went there to represent the Purley 2.0 project under the guise of my ‘business’ Social Purley. My aim … Continue reading

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Purley 2.0 – @socialpurley is launched!

On 8th July 2010, after an hour long chat with my friend and business partner @james_brooks – the @socialpurley twitter account was launched. The aim of the group is nothing more complicated than what it says in the bio: A … Continue reading

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Purley 2.0 – Croydon’s new Social Media hub?

This is Purley. I live here. Purley is an affluent suburb of Croydon which has a population of around 72,000 people. Of this population, only about 10 people use Twitter. That is an optimistic estimate – I’ve only actually touched … Continue reading

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