How The World Celebrated Social Media Day 2013
Yesterday, social media enthusiasts all over the world participated in a variety of events to celebrate social media, including business networking, google hangouts, educational panels, training sessions and social gatherings. Meetups took place across six continents — in some instances bringing hundreds or even thousands of people together. Some places, like the Philippines, even took the entire weekend to celebrate.
Mashable launched Social Media Day in 2010 as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening around the world. Last year, hundreds of meetups involving thousands of people took place across the globe, and so far a number of U.S. cities and states have officially declared June 30 as Social Media Day.
We decided to take a sip from our Twitter firehose and have a look at which countries were tweeting the most on the day of this massively global, social media driven event – U.S., the Philippines, Australia, Canada and Ireland were the top tweeting countries driving the Social Media Day conversation. Here are some of the trending topics that took twitterverse by storm.
Highlights from Social Media Day 2013
Just before Social Media Day, Mashable spearheaded a Google Hangout – Social Media Day: A Global Discussion – to discuss the social media and digital revolution with social media professionals from across the world.
Tons of Google + hangouts were held yesterday to celebrate the occasion, including a hangout held by Philippine social news network, Rappler.com. The hangout featured local Philippine celebrities and industry thought leaders, discussing how social media has changed their lives, and how they believe it will shape the future.
Parties and meetups took place all over the world including The Social Media Day of Reckoning, a massive celebration in NYC, hosted by media companies Vice, Milk and Mashable. VIPs from the media companies took center stage to provide some social media words of wisdom to the crowd, but the highlights from the night were free drinks and an impressive dance-off.
Social Media Day networking events across the world, took #SMday as an opportunity to get creative and insert a little social media inspiration into their food.
Sound like fun? Here are a few ways you can join the party next year:
– Sign up to attend, or organize your own event on the Mashable Meetup Everywhere page.
– Use the #smday hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and any other social network of your choice.
– Find your Mashable Meetup community.
– Submit a proclamation request form to your local government to have Social Media Day recognized recognized in your city or state.