We all know that San Francisco is practically the hotbed of social media fandom and excitement. But did you also know that there’s a holiday to commemorate this phenomenon? Well it’s not a federally-registered holiday, but a holiday nonetheless. Started in 2010 by digital lifestyle publication, Mashable, this annual tradition is meant to celebrate social media and the connectiveness one gets as a result of being on social media. In its third year, Mashable has drastically grown the cult following to the point where it was held in over 200 cities around the world! There were Mashable meetups in celebration of Social Media Day in places like Toronto, New York City, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Mumbai, Atlanta, Barcelona, Istanbul, Melbourne, Panama, and even right here in San Francisco!
Speaking of San Francisco, last Saturday, hundreds of Mashable fans and tech enthusiasts/professionals flocked to The Box here in the city where they were able to mingle with Mashable’s San Francisco team while also enjoying complimentary drinks and entertainment, provided by their sponsor, Motorola. As part of the festivities, partygoers were able to have their pictures taken, either individually or as a group, in a cool photobooth posing with props and Motorola-created cardboard callouts. For their part, Motorola was promoting their newest phone, the Droid RazrMaxx, which supposedly has the largest battery than any other phone currently out on the market (their website says you’ll get 21.5 hours of talk time!). Food was certainly provided at the event, but the main attraction was the incredible performance by the local DJ due A Plus D. They spun hits and mashups all throughout the evening, pausing in-between to award three lucky individuals their very own Motorola Droid RazrMaxx phone.
Here are some of the photos from the event:
More photos can be found on my Flickr photostream by clicking here.