Social Media Day

July 1, 2011 by staff 

Social Media DaySocial Media Day, Happy social media! Thursday is the day to step back and consider the entire social networking world has brought us, or so say the more popular blogs Mashable content partner. And we’re not just talking about Farmville. In its second year, Social Media Day is described by Mashable as “a day to celebrate the revolution” caused by sites like Facebook and Twitter (and let’s not forget, your ancestors such as MySpace and Friendster).

Mashable, the blog that made his bones after the rise of social networking has organized more than 600 meet-ups around the world to celebrate (not to mention opportunities for Foursquare or Gowalla extra check-in).

Twitter users are using the hashtag # smday to discuss the day’s events, organizations and media to outlets are hoping to piggy back, displaying their credentials online at the same time.

Even the majors are on the spot. The league is giving everyone who “liked” their favorite team in Facebook a chance to win tickets to the July 12 All-Star Game. Fans attending the Thursday nine games of MLB are recorded in the use of mobile applications in the league can get a free t-shirt if they are among the first 100 to do so.

On CNN, iReport joined our team Mashable ask people how social media has changed their lives.

It is described as “old” James Amerson sent in a photo gallery and talked about how social media helped him to become part of local and global artistic communities that have never known anything else.

“Never in a million years thought that an old man like me would benefit from social media, but as luck would have, I found myself right where I’ve been waiting to be in the company of open minded, creative and hard working people who are willing to think outside the box, “he wrote.

Amerson, Pensacola, Florida, discovered the world “Inside Out” art project through a friend on Facebook and plans to do more, as with the people he met.

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