If you would like to learn more about Social Media Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre is hosting two free training sessions by Digienable in association with AGMA (the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities) and the Greater Manchester Strategic Arts Fund.
Publishing On Your Own Platform – Friday, February 5 (11am to 2pm)
There are a billion-plus websites in the world, and more than three-quarters of them use a content management platform called WordPress. At least half of these sites are hosted on a free system which makes it simple for anyone to own a website and publish their own work.
This means that whether you want to share your short stories, poetry or even your take on the world, you can do so whenever you choose and enable people to find your content 24/7.
You will be shown how to set up your own free WordPress website, and how to source royalty-free images and use blogging techniques to make your content more engaging.
Participants should bring with them any pictures and text they would like to add to a website. They are also free to use their own laptop.
Making Better Use of Facebook and Twitter – Friday, February 12 (11am to 2pm).
Social media can be a great way to keep in touch with family and friends, expand a business, share a passion, keep up to date with interest groups or even find out what’s going on at your favourite library.
This workshop shows how to make use of Facebook and Twitter in a way that suits you. Privacy settings, making connections, and control of newsfeed are all covered.
There will also be a look at how social media can be used to promote websites so that content is shared with a larger audience. By setting up a business page and promoting it online, your audience can swiftly expand - a must for any budding author, poet or blogger.
Both sessions take place at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre, Cotton Street, Ashton. Call 0161 342 4242 for further information/