June 30: Mashable Social Media Day #SMDay Sydney

Join Mashable in celebrating Social Media Day. Well actually they will be in the States have a little snooze no doubt, but we’ll be celebrating it here. Then after we climb into our jimjams and head to lullaby land, they will be partying on. Still, it’s the thought that counts. Wednesday June 30th is global social media day. Celebrating all things social and media-ish. Social Media Day from MashableOpens in a new tab.:

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 a social dialogue 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?

On Wednesday, June 30, we’ll be organizing meetups in cities where we have staff using Meetup Everywhere. So come join us for drinks in New York City or San Francisco or anywhere. Because we can’t be everywhere, we encourage you to attend or organize a meetup in your community using our Meetup Everywhere page (or by creating a meetup using the widget below).

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?

There is a lot of flexibility in what exactly a meetup can consist of. Some groups are organizing social networking hours at their local venues, while others are hosting speakers or panels. We want to give you the flexibility to tailor your meetup to what you think best suits your social community.

Here are all the different ways you can participate (which we will update as they develop):

  1. Sign up to attend or organize your own event on the Meetup Everywhere Mashable.
  2. RSVP and upload photos from your meetup to our Facebook event page.
  3. Use the #smday hashtag on Twitter.

I’ve set up the Mashable meetup information that I have so far – you can see it on MeetupOpens in a new tab. – http://bit.ly/dqUV2c.

Some Questions

Numbers in Sydney?

This morning there were 3 on the list at Meetup. This afternoon 15. How many do you reckon there will be by June 30th?

Venue in City, Sydney?

I was thinking the Sydney Opera House. Kerry Packer’s send off cost the government $20,000 – I reckon we can get it a bit cheaper. Too ambitious? Well if there’s 15 of us, how about noodles and beer at my place? what do YOU think?

Sponsors for Sydney Social Media Day?

Yes of course. They pay for the noodles and beer. And Opera Houses. Know any sponsors that won’t go bankrupt (post GFC) by throwing down some beer and noodles?

Dress Code for Sydney social media day?

I’m thinking winter – fur coats (skin the neighbours yappy poodle and wear that, to be tres social media fashionista) Mashable want photos and videos, so we should show them what winter looks like in the Southern Hemisphere. Ski masks allowed (not to be accompanied by machine guns). Wellington boots get extra points.


Can you justify yet another night of boozing in the name of social media? Should we have a presentation. I vote for case studies on food and alcohol in social media. 10 minutes each for Fosters, Vodka, some Noodle place,  whatever to tell us about their fabbo social media campaigns while plying us with booze. Skol! Skol!

And pray, what doth say you?

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

15 thoughts on “June 30: Mashable Social Media Day #SMDay Sydney

  1. hehehe excellent RT @SilkCharm Anyone else want the Sydney Opera House for Social Media Day? http://bit.ly/9xnGkE *wee bit ambitious* #smday

  2. June 30: Mashable Social Media Day #SMDay Sydney at http://laurelpapworth.com/june-30-mashable-social-media-day-smday-sydney/

  3. RT @amrcon: June 30: Mashable Social Media Day #SMDay Sydney at http://laurelpapworth.com/june-30-mashable-social-media-day-smday-sydney/

  4. Madame Silkcharm –

    Do I get points for skulling vodka in the name of school, wearing Wellingtons, a bit of fur and filming it all for Ustream in a true Godess fashion for my friend @siobhanbulfin?

    (I promise there will be not be a sniff of Berocca til Sunrise)

    The MMG Sisterhood will keep it nice for Mashable, we promise!


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