Mark your calendars for Social Media Day!
Since the first e-mail was sent back in 1971, social media has rapidly grown to now connect over 1 billion users on Facebook, 500 million users on Twitter, and 400 million users on Google+. We interact so frequently online with such an extensive array of users, but Social Media Day dedicates an entire day to breaking out of our virtual worlds and celebrating with our fellow bloggers, tweeters, and instagrammers. June 30th will mark the 5th Annual Social Media Day. Mashable invites people from around the world to organize their own local events to honor the digital revolution we are experiencing. A few simple steps can be taken to not only coordinate a meet-up nearby, but also to have your city or state officially recognize the technological advancements that are connecting our voices from miles apart. Here are 5 easy tips to submitting a proclamation request:
1. Reach out to city representatives through Facebook, twitter, or email and announce your plan for Social Media Day.
2. Information about how to proceed with a proclamation request could be found through your local City Hall either online or with a quick phone call.
3. Engage other members of your community to raise awareness about Social Media Day.
4. A few key points to include in your proclamation are the importance of your community’s involvement, the benefits of the proclamation, and the effects of social media on your community.
5. Remember that proclamation requests are not always filed in a timely manner so submit them as quickly as possible in order to have them passed by June 30th.
For more info on how to get involved with Social Media Day click here. And don’t forget to use the #SMDAY hashtag to share your celebrations with the world.