June 30, 2012

Philippines Celebrates Social Media Day

Today, June 30, the world celebrates the 3rd annual Social Media Day.

Mashable.com took the initiative in 2010 and launched Social Media Day on June 30 as a way to recognize the exciting ever-evolving digital revolution. Since then, social media enthusiasts have hosted and attended Social Media Day meetups in several cities worldwide.

In the Philippines, there are several celebrations, one of the biggest, being the Social Media Day 2012 event in Makati City. As mentioned on the Manila Mashable community page, Filipino Twitterati, bloggers, advocates, practitioners from media, business, government are expected to grace that day's celebration of creativity, community and conversation that has pushed individuals, companies and organizations, and the nation many steps forward and ahead of the rest of the world. The event is being organized by the community of netizens behind TweetUp Manila and the first Twestival Manila. Social Media Day in Manila will be held at Tower One & Exchange Fountain Area, Ayala Triangle Garden, Makati City.

Davao will also be celebrating Social Media Day for the 1st time. The Davao Bloggers organizing the event will gather the city’s Social Media enthusiasts, bloggers and practitioners from the media, business owners, non-profit organizations and local government officials for a day of fun, community conversation, panel discussions and networking. The Social Media Day in Davao will be held at 4PM, at MyFlexOffice, 3rd Floor KS Bldg. Sta. Ana Ave. (Infront of Penongs), Davao City.

There are also other simultaneous meetups in Quezon City and Cebu City.

Smart Communications also created a special page in celebration of Social Media Day which includes an interesting infographic about their social media milestones. They are also encouraging people to join one of the several meetups in their vicinity.

Philstar.com is also launching its latest online innovation on Social Media Day. The new feature of Philstar.com's news site will provide its readers a quick and easy access to news and online interaction with the people behind the news by The Philippine Star and the other members of the STAR Group of Publications.

TV5 Manila's celebrates Social Media Day by customizing their Official Facebook page.

You can also join Social Media Day online by looking out for the following hashtags in Social Media Day-related tweets: #smday #socialmediaday #socialmediacapital #smdaydavao.
To all who use social media in any form or manner, whichever social network it may be, Happy Social Media Day !!!


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