Earlier this year we hosted Hands On Social Media sessions in a few cities around the country. We partied with the locals and covered topics like: how to use Twitter and Delicious, Digg and Kirtsy, Flickr and Stumble Upon.

We started holding these sessions because it seems over the last months, we’ve gotten a lot of “friend requests” from people we haven’t seen since elementary school. And this makes us think that pretty much everyone is starting to get into this social media thing… and more importantly, a whole heck of a lot of people are starting to realize, it’s all kinda useful and fun. And we say, the more the merrier. In fact, we say, if you now use the word friend as a verb, then pull up a chair, we’ll show you a some more nifty things you’ll love.

Announcing: More Hands On Social Media Sessions!

Fun, FREE, practical gatherings of goodness to show you and yours a few new easy things to take up online. Each session will be hosted and led by kirtsy editors, kirtsy founders and kirtsy friends, who just want to get together to show you some new (and maybe not so new) cool things that will help make your online life easier, smarter and definitely more interesting.

After the sessions earlier this year, we received a fleet of requests for more. So we’re back with 10 additional sessions in June — all sponsored by Microsoft Office Live.


Plan to join us!


Monday, June 8th at 7:00 PM.
Location: Amélie’s
2424 N. Davidson St. Charlotte, NC 28205 (704) 376-1781

Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 PM.
Location: Earth Fare – Ballantyne
12235 North Community House Road (off Johnston Road)
Charlotte, NC 28277 (704) 926-1201

Taught by Laurie Smithwick.


Friday, June 12th at 7:00 PM
Location: The Cup
1521 Pearl St  Boulder, CO 80302 (303) 449-5173

Saturday, June 13th at 9:00 AM
Location: The Curtis Hotel
1405 Curtis Street  Denver, CO 80202 (303) 571-0300

taught by Gwen Bell and Gabrielle Blair

Salt Lake City

Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00 PM
Location: State Capitol Building
350 N. State Street, SLC, UT  84114 (801) 538-3074

Wednesday, June 17th at 7:00 PM
Location: Bridge Art Academy
148 W 600 S, Provo, UT (801) 623-0351

taught by Liz Stanley


Wednesday, June 17th at  6:00 PM
Location: Caroline Collective
4820 Caroline St. Houston, TX 77004 (917.689.7771)

Thursday, June 18th at 11:00 AM
Location: Bright Sky Press Book Space
5416 Chaucer Houston, TX 77005 (866) 933-6133

taught by Laura Mayes and Monica Danna

Little Rock

Saturday, June 20th, 10:00 AM
Location: Capitol Hotel
Markham & Louisiana, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Saturday, June 20th, 2:00 PM
Same location as above.

taught by Kyran Pittman

G(irl)s Night Out cocktail party for Arkansas women in social media happening that evening in the Capital Bar & Grill.

Stay tuned for more information and registration links. Or check out the Hands On Website here.