It’s been two months since the last Preston Social, but on 26th April it returned to the New Continental to bring Prestonians together to discuss social media. On the cards this time was a discussion on geo-location, mobile applications like Facebook Places, FourSquare, Gowalla and more, lead by Josh R who organises Social Media Cafe Manchester, and Information Designer Robert Hempsall.
The following is a video filmed in Avenham and Miller Park in Preston on Easter Monday 2011 during the annual Egg Rolling.
Today, after finishing my part time job my wife and I decided to dander around a few shops in the Retail Park to have a look at gift ideas and a few other things. While there my wife decided to enter Carphone Warehouse to find out more about the present she was considering buying me. There we were served by a girl called Amy who gave one of the best examples of Customer Services we have witnessed. Then we went across the shop (it’s an all in one store) and received the outright worst example of dealing with a customer I have ever witnessed in Game.
Today on my day off my wife and I decided to venture down to the Fishergate Centre in Preston, Lancashire to do some Christmas Shopping, upon entering the upper floor we came across a newly opened store called Appy Feet (19th November 2010). Not knowing exactly what it was we entered the store and began talking to the person behind the desk. For those not in the know, Appy Feet is a spa where fish eat your dead skin.
Grace O’Leary from Cork, Ireland wrote the play “What Colour Was Her Blood” and teamed up with Scottish actress Julie Parton to deliver a 30 minute version of the play at Manchester’s No Part Of, an edgy arts festival. Following the success of the play she developed the story further to a full hour long story about a young woman who reunites with her mother who walked out on her 20 years ago when she was only 4.
Tonight in Preston, I was in the audience of the full hour long performance.
Last night I attended the Annual Central Lancashire Business Event in the Pines Hotel in Chorley. Seeing none of the other usual Social Media people I know I thought to myself that this would be a prime networking opportunity. First though we had to sit through a few guest speakers.
First up, a Social Media Expert. Didn’t my confidence take a slight knock? I think so…
The British Library have recently launched a project to create the first Nationwide Sound Map in the United Kingdom. It gives people the opportunity to record and listen to sounds from areas all over the UK and Blog Preston are leading the way to getting Preston, Lancashire put on the (Sound) Map!
And this is your chance to get involved!
If you look closely at my Twitter, Facebook or this blog even you may have noticed something new and different. For instance, the main point of call even, my logo has changed. That would be because Walker Studios is no longer a student portfolio of work, but is now fully operating as “Walker Studios – Multimedia Design & Social Media Solutions” (holds for applause).
So, as I have probably mentioned before, I like social media and networking. A Lot. So, when one of my favourite Tweeters invited me to meet over a brew, I jumped at the chance. I met the amazing Amanda Jackson, of Tigerfish PR to have a discussion about Twitter and the Social Networking world in general.