On Monday morning William and I went to the UK online centre at the Aberfeldy Neighbourhood Centre in Poplar, East London. Aberfeldy is one of the many Community Capacity Builder UK online centres that we are currently working with, to help their volunteers use online tools to engage and communicate with local people and talk about their work to help pass IT on and get their communities using computers and the internet to improve local lives, areas, and services.
It was a busy session, with about 15-20 people in the training room. We covered quite a lot, from developing the UK Online in Poplar blog to ‘liking’ and adding to the Digital Champions Poplar Facebook page, both of which we had helped the centre create during a remote webinar session earlier in the year, to an overview of Twitter and how it can be used in local communities. William recorded a short audio interview with Lati Achchi, the Community Capacity Builder manager at Aberfeldy, which you can listen to in the audioboo above.