Global Social Media Day
Popular social media blog Mashable has declared June 30 as Social Media Day, “a day to celebrate the revolution of media becoming a social dialogue”.
They wrote on their blog: “As far as we know, there is no official Social Media Day. But we do think there should be one.”
The blog also wrote: “Social media has changed our lives. It has not only changed the way we communicate, but the way we connect with one another, consume our news, conduct our work, organize our lives, and much more. So why not celebrate? What better way to celebrate social media than connecting with other enthusiasts in your area?”
Mashable invites social media enthusiasts to celebrate Social Media Day on June 30 by attending or organizing a Social Media Day meetup in your community using Meetup Everywhere page.
At the time of this publication, there are 550+ meetups organised globally with a total of 9,000+ people attending.
Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, is the first city to officially proclaim 30 June as Social Media Day.
In India, on Social Media Day, 30 June 2010 (Wednesday), Mashable Bengaluru is hosting a Mashable Meetup at Catalyst Labs in the city. I received an invitation on twitter:
@goldenTwine We are having a Mashable Meetup on 30 Jun (Wed). Register here – http://bit.ly/SMdayBlr (RT Please)
7:22 PM Jun 28th via web
Mashable have set up Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and Flickr albums devoted to Social Media Day. The blog will be announcing a prize for those that tweet or post to Facebook about the celebration. Use the hashtag #smday on Twitter.
Visit the official Social Media page for more information.
Follow Social Media Day on Twitter at @mashSMday
See the Facebook Social Media Day event page.
Hear from Pete Cashmore himself:
Worldwide Social Media Day – A Message From Pete Cashmore
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