June 30 is Social Media Day

Mashable has designated June 30 as “Social Media Day,” and around the world, people are getting involved in celebrating the revolution of media becoming social. According to Mashable, the day “honors the technological and societal advancements that have allowed us to have a dialogue, to connect and to engage not only the creators of media, but perhaps more importantly, one another.”

How are people celebrating? By being social, of course! There will be 1,400 “meetups” scheduled across the world, with over 7,000 attendees in six different continents on June 30 to discuss and celebrate the technological advancements that allow everyone across the globe to connect with real-time information and communicate with one another from thousands of miles apart and have their voices heard. Tweets shared on Twitter that include the hashtag #SMday will appear on Mashable’s steam on their website for Social Media Day at http://mashable.com/smday/.

What’s also fascinating is that several cities have come forward and officially recognized Social Media Day. Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario; San Jose, California; San Carlos, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Dublin, Ireland; and the entire state of Arizona have signed proclamations that declare June 30 to be Social Media Day.

Are you part of the social media conversation? It’s no longer something that can be ignored or undervalued; it is an essential part of your legal Internet marketing strategy. Engaging with others across the globe as well as within your local community on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites not only provides you with an opportunity to share exciting things about your law practice and things relevant to your practice areas, but also enhances your social reputation. What are you waiting for?!

Sources: http://mashable.com/2010/06/30/happy-social-media-day/; http://mashable.com/2011/06/29/mashable-at-social-media-day/ and http://mashable.com/2011/06/30/social-media-day-cities/

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