"Social media has changed our lives. It has not only changed the way we communicate, but the way we connect with one another, consume our news, conduct our work, organize our lives, and much more. So why not celebrate?"
Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) June 25, 2010
Mashable, the world’s largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Media news, has determined June 30 to be Social Media Day to celebrate the revolution of media becoming a social dialog.
On Wednesday, June 30, Mashable will be organizing meetups in New York City and San Francisco. To increase participation worldwide, Mashable is encouraging enthusiasts to attend or organize a meetup in their own community, using the Meetup Everywhere system.
"Social media has changed our lives. It has not only changed the way we communicate, but the way we connect with one another, consume our news, conduct our work, organize our lives, and much more. So why not celebrate?" said Vadim Lavrusik, Mashable writer.
Event specialist and social media advocate, Cheryl Lawson saw that there was no Tulsa organizer and decided to take on the challenge.
"I thought, what better way to reconnect with my city after being away for so long than to connect with other social media enthusiasts in the Tulsa area." said Lawson.
In less than 24 hours, Cheryl has confirmed a few of Tulsa's premier social media leaders and enthusiasts. The meet up is a FREE event, and it is still in need of a venue and a few sponsors to provide give-a-ways and other goodies. Lawson is confident that Tulsa can pull this off.
"The one thing about social media aficionados is that we love the social part. Known on the social networks as @PartyAficionado, I enjoy getting together with the people I've met online. It's really all about making connections with people, and the social networks allow these experiences to be wide spread."
To get involved, organizers ask that you sign up on the Tulsa Meet Up page, and share the link on your Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr accounts, using the #smday hashtag. The next step is to grab your friends and attend the event, have a good time, and learn more about this emerging technology called Social Media.
Apparently Social Media Day is a hit, according to the Mashable website. There are 518 meet ups with over 6,000 people participating and more are expected. On June 30, 2010, Tulsa will be among the groups celebrating Social Media Day.
Happy Social Media Day Tulsa.
About Cheryl Lawson
Cheryl Lawson aka @partyaficionado is the owner and founder of event planning and marketing firm, Party Aficionado.
Party Aficionado helps companies develop social marketing strategies both online and Face to Face, using full event coordinating capabilities, and coaching to help companies cultivate their audience before, during, and after events. To learn more, visit http://partyaficionado.com
Founded in July 2005, Mashable is the world’s largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Media news. With more than 25 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the most prolific blog reviewing new Web sites and services, publishing breaking news on what’s new on the web and offering social media resources and guides. Mashable’s audience includes early adopters, social media enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, influencers, brands and corporations, marketing, PR and advertising agencies, Web 2.0 aficionados and technology journalists. Mashable is also popular with bloggers, Twitter and Facebook users — an increasingly influential demographic.