Today 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.
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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Twitter, born in Missouri. Who knew?