With the launch of Friendster in 2002 and MySpace in 2003, (both now gone) social media had become mainstream. Then 2004 brought the founding of the king of social media, Facebook. Twitter encouraged us to be succinct by posting our thoughts with fewer than 140 characters. We can be social through Instagram and Flickr by sharing all the pictures and videos you love. And speaking of video, YouTube is the social place for everything from how-to to pop culture to what not to do with your fireworks on the 4th of July. Even businesses have recognized the value of social media for connecting with customers and selling their product using LinkedIn. Social Media has also made it possible to connect with ancestors and find relatives you never even knew existed. MyHeritage.com and Ancestry.com and many others all supply a social platform where distant family members have the potential to meet and build their family trees.
So how best to celebrate Social Media Day? The answer is obvious! Post something on your favorite social media platform. Find a social media meetup in your area. Use #SocialMediaDay when posting to remind others of this day.