If you think that today is any old Thursday – think again! Whether you’re a student or not, when you woke up this morning you probably found some time in your busy routine to pull out your smart phone and Tweet how much you don’t want to go to work today or check your Facebook feed on your tablet.
No matter how you access your favorite Social Media sites Mashable, the Social Media news blog, is inviting people world wide to celebrate the site’s second annual Social Media Day, today!
The beauty of the holiday is that you can celebrate from anywhere. For the second year in a row Mashable has encouraged social media users to connect with fellow users in their area through Social Media Day Meetups. This year’s guest list boasts 1,404 communities with 8,062 members gathering in their respective local communities, an increase from last year’s participants, which gathered 1,151 communities and 1,249 members. Last year’s event first ever celebration was a major success with Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. declaring Social Media Day an official holiday, 30,000 tweets posted with the hashtag #SMDay, and thousands of photos and videos on Flickr, YouTube and Facebook, according to Mashable.
The event is in honor of the society-altering phenomenon that has been and continues to be Social Media as well as the technological advancements that have enabled it. But Mashable has not forgotten the most important part of the Social Media movement – people. Though social media has allowed and enabled users to connect with millions of others on the web Mashable is promoting one day of web-free communication claiming: “There’s no better way to celebrate the revolution of media becoming a social dialogue than by socializing with your online community offline.”
Find out if there’s a Social Media Day Meetup by you, follow mashsmday on Twitter or use the #SMday hashtag to share how you’re celebrating this year’s Social Media Day.