The Power of Social Media Live Event

The #FLsocialmedia MOOC hosted a live event on Thursday 5th May 2016 where a panel of social media experts from University of Southampton reviewed key themes of the course, discussed topics and answered questions raised by learners. Here's an snapshot of the social media activity that took place.


  1. Leading up to #realtimesoton

  2. Digichamps built excitement on social media in the lead up to the live event using the course hashtag #FLsocialmedia and #realtimesoton.
  3. The LIVE event is here

  4. A sunny day in Southampton, perfect for a live event. Digichamps and panel members prepare.
  5. Lights, camera, action!

  6. Digichamp, Ashley, managed to capture behind-the-scenes activity to share with our virtual guests before going live.
  7. All set and ready to go!

  8. Our fabulous panel of social media experts Sarah, David, Lisa, Professor Les Carr and Nic all plugged in, set up and ready to go live on Panopto and Periscope.
  9. Questions at the ready

  10. Online participants made the most of the event hashtags to get involved while those managing the event informed social media of the live activity taking place.
  11. Next, over to the offline audience.