Highlights from Social Media Day 2012 Davao

Highlights from Social Media Day 2012 Davao
Here's the recorded livestream feed from today's Social Media Day 2012 held in Davao City.

The Davao Bloggers who oragnized the event will gathered the city’s Social Media enthusiasts, bloggers and practitioners from the media, business owners, non-profit organizations and local government officials for a day of fun, community conversation, panel discussions and networking. The Social Media Day in Davao was held at MyFlexOffice, 3rd Floor KS Bldg. Sta. Ana Ave. (Infront of Penongs), Davao City.

Highlights from Social Media Day 2012 (Makati) Philippines

Social Media Day 2012 in Makati City proved not to be only successful but also overwhelming support of Filipino social media users.  This time around Filipinos got to connect with their online communities in person.        

Following the Philippine National Anthem, Social Media Day 2012 organizers Rosario Juan and Tonyo Cruz of Tweetup Manila led an introductory note thanking the social media community for showing their support.  Carlo Ople of The New Media and TV5 cited the current state of Social Media in the Philippines.  Miss World Philippines 2012 also explained how social media has made an impact on the pageant.  Daphne Osena Paez shared her experiences where social media has been used as an effective tool for disaster situations such as the 2009 Ondoy flooding.  Some games, giveaways and surprise prizes were also added to Social Media Day 2012 to make it more exciting.  The 3 hour meetup concluded with some acoustic entertainment from a female duo.
Panoramic View of Social Media Day 2012 in Makati City
Tonyo Cruz announced at one point that the total number of attendees surpassed their estimated number and reached over 440 netizens. At the end of the exciting meetup, many brought home bags of goodies, met, mingled and made new friends, forged friendships strengthening their current online connections, and shared lasting personal memories which will be shared online in the days and weeks to come. Congratulations for a successful Social Media Day meetup !
To follow tweets from this event, use the hashtag #socialmediacapital

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Philippines Celebrates Social Media Day

Today, June 30, the world celebrates the 3rd annual Social Media Day.

Mashable.com took the initiative in 2010 and launched Social Media Day on June 30 as a way to recognize the exciting ever-evolving digital revolution. Since then, social media enthusiasts have hosted and attended Social Media Day meetups in several cities worldwide.


In the Philippines, there are several celebrations, one of the biggest, being the Social Media Day 2012 event in Makati City. As mentioned on the Manila Mashable community page, Filipino Twitterati, bloggers, advocates, practitioners from media, business, government are expected to grace that day's celebration of creativity, community and conversation that has pushed individuals, companies and organizations, and the nation many steps forward and ahead of the rest of the world. The event is being organized by the community of netizens behind TweetUp Manila and the first Twestival Manila. Social Media Day in Manila will be held at Tower One & Exchange Fountain Area, Ayala Triangle Garden, Makati City.

Davao will also be celebrating Social Media Day for the 1st time. The Davao Bloggers organizing the event will gather the city’s Social Media enthusiasts, bloggers and practitioners from the media, business owners, non-profit organizations and local government officials for a day of fun, community conversation, panel discussions and networking. The Social Media Day in Davao will be held at 4PM, at MyFlexOffice, 3rd Floor KS Bldg. Sta. Ana Ave. (Infront of Penongs), Davao City.

There are also other simultaneous meetups in Quezon City and Cebu City.



Smart Communications also created a special page in celebration of Social Media Day which includes an interesting infographic about their social media milestones. They are also encouraging people to join one of the several meetups in their vicinity.

Philstar.com is also launching its latest online innovation on Social Media Day. The new feature of Philstar.com's news site will provide its readers a quick and easy access to news and online interaction with the people behind the news by The Philippine Star and the other members of the STAR Group of Publications.

TV5 Manila's celebrates Social Media Day by customizing their Official Facebook page.

You can also join Social Media Day online by looking out for the following hashtags in Social Media Day-related tweets: #smday #socialmediaday #socialmediacapital #smdaydavao.
To all who use social media in any form or manner, whichever social network it may be, Happy Social Media Day !!!



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