I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs. – Andy Warhol
Today was Social Media Day (as declared by the ever so venerable Mashable.com). Pittsburgh social-media butterflies met at the Andy Warhol Museum to celebrate. It’s hard to say how many people actually showed up but 113 people were interested on the Meetup page and about 50 people checked in on FourSquare. Good turnout for Pittsburgh!
The event was organized and sponsored by Brunner Works, a major ad agency with offices in the Burgh (and DC/Atlanta). We just love their website. If you watch the street view on their homepage long enough, you will see one of the cars pull off an infamous Pittsburgh Left. You might as well apply for a job with them here while you’re there.
Social media has changed our lives. It has not only changed the way we communicate, but the way we connect with one another, consume our news, conduct our work, organize our lives and much more. So why not celebrate? As far as we know, there is no official Social Media Day. But we do think there should be one. So we invite you to celebrate the revolution of media becoming social by attending or organizing a Social Media Day meetup in your area on June 30. What better way to celebrate social media than connecting with other enthusiasts in your area?
Pittsburgh was one of 619 locations listed on Mashable’s Meetup page, in 93 countries – for June 30th, 2010. We’re not sure why, but there’s another Mashable meeting scheduled for July 15th. We’ll keep an eye on it.
Social Media Day was a great idea from Mashable. They created their own day and thousands of people all over the country are taking part in it. It’s kind of like a WordCamp for all things social media. It has us thinking about when we should put start to organize the first annual Burgh Verified Cookout.