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Social Media Basics - Organise events with social networks

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Organise Events

Events page

There are a number of ways you can organise an event using social media. A simple way to do this is to send a message with details of the event out to everyone in your network who you want to attend.

A more flexible method is creating an event page. This is a page on your social network where you can list the details of an event – date, time, location – everything a person could need to know to turn up at the right place, at the right time, on the right day.

Replying to an invitation

You can choose to make this an "open event", which anyone can see, or you can only allow the people you choose to access the event page. This is useful if you don’t want random strangers turning up.

On the event page guests can confirm whether they are able to attend or not so you can easily see how many people to expect.

Social media also makes it very easy to share the organisation of the event, for instance you and your friends might all want to work together to organise a surprise birthday party. You can communicate with each other by posting messages on the event page.

One last thing: while you are organising your first event using social media, don't forget the people who don't use social media

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