Vancouver Mashable Meetup for Social Media Day

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 — 10:00am PST
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Today is Social Media Day around the world as initiated by the top social media resource (and most influential Twitter account on the planet) Mashable.

Social Media Day

While Vancouver hasn’t officially declared today “Social Media Day in Vancouver” like they did in Victoria, the social media community is hosting a meetup to get together and celebrate.

It’s on this day that I would like to take some time to reflect on the changes social media has made in my life. There’s so much more to “blogging” and being a web-based business owner than sitting behind a computer screen. Social media allows you to connect with people on and offline, and I truly believe it helps you get out and about – meeting real people, making real connections.

Through social media my website and event fundraising efforts (Blogathon, Twestival, etc.) have raised close to $20,000 in the last few years for local and global causes. I have made connections with other local business owners, I have been able to support other campaigns and give promotion to those who couldn’t otherwise afford advertisement. I have met some amazing people (other bloggers from around the globe), and even booked a hotel room based on a Tweet recommendation.

Social media isn’t just a mass megaphone for proclaiming your love for Justin Bieber. It connects people, it’s powerful, and it’s helped shape our world today.

Tonight’s Social Media Day event will be at LUX (965 Granville Street) and you can RSVP online. The tag to follow on Twitter today is #smday.

Update July 1, 2010 In case you missed it last night, Pete Cashmore, founder of Mashable, was in attendance at the Vancouver event.

Social Media Day in Vancouver
Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

The City of Vancouver also presented a proclamation that June 30th was Social Media Day in Vancouver.

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  1. Thanks for adding the update Rebecca and to John Biehler for the wonderful photos he took at the event.
    Vancouver City Councillor Andrea Reimer presented the proclamation to Pete Cashmore.

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