Social Media Day: It’s official in Missouri #SMDay

socialmediaday.logo.bToday is Social Media Day all over the world. But here in Missouri, it’s officially Social Media Day. Our governor has proclaimed it so.

Missouri’s governor, Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon (@GovJayNixon), signed a proclamation declaring today Social Media Day across the Show-Me State. According to Mashable, Missouri is “one of the first states to issue such a proclamation.”

As it should be. Missouri is the home of Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, a St. Louis native who also attended Missouri University of Science and Technology before striking out to create arguably the most influential social media platform ever. Nixon gives a nod to Dorsey’s influence in his official proclamation.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's proclamation declaring June 30 Social Media Day in Missouri.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s proclamation declaring June 30 Social Media Day in Missouri.

Thanks to the efforts of Gus Wagner (@RocketGroup), who made the request to the governor’s office that Social Media Day be officially recognized.

This is the fourth annual Social Media Day, an event cooked up by Mashable “as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes.” You can follow all the day’s social media happenings on Twitter via the #SMDay hashtag

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Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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