Jun 25, 2010

Social media deserves its own day

After all, we spend endless hours each day on Twitter and Facebook.But it’s not all in vain. We genuinely believe in social media, despite what certain pundits would have you believe. 

Not only do we use social media tools to connect with friends and tweeps, but we also help spread and break the news, support and promote businesses, express opinions, engage in discussions, solve problems, share insights and  change perceptions.

With 400 million Facebook and over 100 million Twitter users, Social media is a force to be reckoned with. And if you choose to ignore it, you will end up at the bottom of the chain. 

In our region, there are 15 million Facebook users and despite being relatively new, Twitter has managed to attract 40,000 users in the Middle East. (Figures by Spot On PR)

Social Media Day (#SMDAY) is set to take place globally on June 30th. Mashable is taking the lead in creating and organizing the meetups “to celebrate the revolution of media becoming a social dialogue.”

In Lebanon, social media advocates – AKA Maniachi – are taking the lead in organizing the event locally.

You can register here for the event. The venue is yet to be confirmed but the Maniachi team are asking you to suggest the venue. Poll closes in less than 2 days.

If you are in Dubai, you can register for SMDAY here


Funkyozzi said...

See you there :)

Dani said...

SM Day was great! :)

Arabianism said...

Gutted that I didn't make it. But my summer cold is still dragging on. 7th day now. Didn't want to infect everyone :(

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