Despite the on-and-off rain combined with the humid weather, over 400 bloggers and social media enthusiasts trooped over to Ayala Triangle in Makati to celebrate Social Media Day. This is probably the biggest tweet-up we’ve ever seen in the Philippines so far which is just a testament to how fast and explosive the growth is of social media locally.
The program included speeches from Ms. World Philippines Queenrich Rehman, Daphne Osena-Paez, Gang Badoy, and this writer. All the speakers emphasized the power of social media and the potential it has to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Other than the event in Makati there were also celebrations in other cities like Quezon City, Davao, Iligan, Cagayan de Oro and Cebu. Congratulations to Ros Juan and Tonyo Cruz for their work on this project. Thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers as well. All of you rock.
Interaksyon.com – Pinoys all set to stage Social Media Day on June 30
Philstar.com – Today is Social Media Day
ANC – Social Media Day in the Philippines (Phone interview with Tonyo Cruz)
Yahoo! – Pinoys Celebrate Social Media Day
GMA News – Pinoys to Celebrate Social Media Day on June 30
ABS-CBN News – PH Celebrates Social Media Day (VIDEO)