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Happy Social Media Day!

Social Media Day 2013

Today is the 4th annual Social Media Day so rejoice! Mashable created it in 2010 to celebrate the digital revolution, and all over the world, people are celebrating the day with meetups and events and whatnots.

What social media has meant to me has been the power to connect to people you might not otherwise reach. Ever. It breaks down the 6 degrees of separation to two, and it expands your possibilities. I’m a true testament of the power of social media and technology because this blog and my presence on Facebook and Twitter changed the trajectory of my life.

Because of this crazy web thing, I’ve had countless moments of awesome. The first real meaningful thing was in 2007, when I reconnected with my first ever best friend who I had lost touch with for 15 years (she found me on Facebook). That was what made me really start paying attention.

Since then, so many great things have come from my online presence. I won the Women’s Media Center Social Media Award and got to give a speech in front of Barbara Walters, Anne Hathaway, Gloria Steinem and more. I also got to do press coverage at the Academy Awards, on the red carpet and backstage. I had a weekly column on the website of a major publication. And that was just 2012.

Now I make a living through my work online, so yes, I do believe in the power of social media so I celebrate this day with a Bro Franklin gif.

Bro Franklin gif

Good times.

So tell me what social media has done for you. What are the best things to have come out of your presence online?

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  1. June 30, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    In many ways I am still a social media newbie considering that I have been blogging since 2008, but only recently have I seen social media have a direct impact on my life. However in the past year, I have appeared on national TV (MHP show), contributed to an anthology that will be released this winter and a few other other things all because of social media.

    So as much as I complain occasionally about the downsides of social media, it has brought a lot of good to my life.

  2. EssKayGA
    June 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I met the love of my life on Twitter in 2010. No Catfish. Happy Social Media Day.

  3. evelyn
    June 30, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I met my husband on what used to be Yahoo Personals. (That counts, right??) So we, and our daughter, are very thankful for social media.

  4. July 12, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I met my fiance in social media too! Long live social media!