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Purley 2.0 Tweet-up – THANK YOU!

Thank you for making this happen: @Oliverjlewis – Thank you for catching the vision and wanting to take it to the next level – can’t wait to rebrand the fine town of Croydon with you! @Timothygodfrey – Thank you for … Continue reading

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Purley 2.0 – What can YOU do?

As I’ve continued to talk about to people in Purley and Croydon about Purley 2.0, one of the questions that continually arise is – thankfully – How can I help? Here’s how you can help the Purley 2.0 cause: If you … Continue reading

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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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How to generate leads with Twitter Advanced search

The great thing about social media is that you can know what people are saying about you and your product at any given time. Scott Gould describes it as “trackable Word of Mouth”. This is useful for businesses and marketers … 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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POLL: Where is YOUR community?

com·mu·ni·ty –noun, plural -ties. 1. A social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage. 2. A locality inhabited by such a group. 3. A social, … 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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