Mashable.com, an online news source founded in 2005 that reports news about technology, social and digital media, and the Web culture, launched the first Social Media Day last year. It included more than 600 "meetups" in 93 countries.
“So many people have really gotten involved in social media,” says Meghan Peters, community manager at Mashable.com. “It is such a great way to build community and connect with communities."
Online communities can celebrate Social Media Day together offline by attending "meetups," or gatherings organized by social media users in cities across the world via meetup.com. People can search that website for Social Media Day events in their area, find information about those events, and RSVP.
“The core of social media is that it’s social,” Ms. Peters says. “People get that because we’re social beings, and all we’re doing is bringing technology into it.”
Mashable’s Social Media Day website has nearly 2,400 “Likes” on Facebook and about 1,750 tweets on Twitter for this year’s celebration.