Welcome to Social Stoke, started to keep track of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire’s flourishing digital spaces.
Stoke-on-Trent is a mythical, magical city in the Midlands of England, the main city of the area known as the Potteries in North Staffordshire.
Stoke-on-Trent is correctly spelt with hyphens. It has six towns – Tunstall, Burslem, Hanley, Stoke-upon-Trent, Fenton and Longton – and numerous urban villages. If you see the words ‘City Centre’ on signposts, incorrectly in upper case, the signs should take you to Hanley, while signs to the railway station will take you to Shelton.
If Stoke is a confusing place physically, digitally it works a lot better. We are a collaborative, friendly people forging new links through pretty tricky times. This site has been started to keep track, help people to connect to things they might find interesting and raise awareness of all the free tools people can use to create their own online presence.
How you can get involved:
• help to build a giant tag cloud of all things Stoke. You’ll need a delicious account and then tag anything you spot ‘for:socialstoke’ and your suggested tags (places, themes, ‘quickblog’ if you want it to appear in the sidebar)
• Contribute stories you want to tell, tips you have to share, websites you’ve spotted. Just leave a comment or the article at the bottom of this page.
• follow and share with the Twitter feed
• join the Google Group