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Telling tales and sharing skills with #BFONG

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Brighton Future of News Group (BFONG) is taking over an empty shop in Shoreham-by-sea.

The Agora empty shop project part of the national Empty Shops Network based in Worthing.

In June Dan Thompson came to BFONG to talk about how the Empty Shops Network started out and, through the use of social media, has expanded from a local project to a national movement.

During the session Dan set a challenge and on Saturday, October 16, it will be fulfilled when BFONG members host a day in the life of Shoreham and skills sharing workshop at Agora.

Visitors from 11am until 4pm can share memories and thoughts of Shoreham, tell their stories, and bring in items of interest.

Videos, text, photographs, and audio records of  each visit will be uploaded to

The skills sharing workshops offers help to null who would like to tighten up their Facebook privacy, learn how to blog, use Twitter, and basic digital picture editing.

A social media surgery is also on offer for voluntary groups and charities which would like to enhance the organisation’s profile on the internet.

Brighton Future of News Group at Agora Empty Shop in Shoreham, is on Saturday, October 16 from 11am until 4pm. There will be biscuits.


Written by Sarah Booker Lewis

October 12, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Posted in Meeting

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  1. […] Brighton Future of News, a collection of journalists, bloggers and social media fans, will take over Shoreham’s Agora (part of the Empty Shops Network) on Saturday. Come along and share stories of Shoreham on a live blog, and get advice on writing in the digital age. […]

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