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Social Media Day Extravaganza

By Nicole Schuman aka @buffalogal:

You know the type.  Your friend who can’t let go of the Smartphone. You sit down to dinner. “Hey, you ready to order?” “Oh just give me a minute.  I have to check in. Oh look, Master Chompers is also here. Let me tweet him and say hi!”… Groan.

Or is this you?

Social media has infiltrated every aspect of Buffalo life. From QR (Quick Response) Codes on posters, to Perry’s Ice Cream year-long supply of ice cream Facebook contest, to following the latest Sabres’ trades on Twitter (#bradrichardstobuffalo is trending lately), it’s hard to escape even your grandma friend requesting you on Facebook.

Mashable, one of the most popular technology-social media-popular culture blogs on the web created Social Media Day in 2010. On June 30, fans of social media from around the globe will gather at “meetups” to celebrate and discuss all things social media. Social Media Club of Buffalo is hosting its own, open to all of Buffalo at The Eights Bistro at 888 Main Street on Thursday, June 30 at 6pm. Admission is free and will include music from DJ Lo Pro, over 40 door prize giveaways, food and drink specials when you check into “Social Media Day Buffalo 2011” on Foursquare, a Twitter wall, and of course getting to meet those people you’ve been “twirting” with for months– in person.

SMCBuffalo is also asking attendees to take their own videos of the event with their Smartphone or flipcam and submit to media@socialmediaclubbuffalo.org. SMCBuffalo will be compiling guests’ videos after the event for a special mash-up video project.

For more information on the event check out the Facebook and Meetup pages. Also, if you can’t make it, follow #smdaybuf on Twitter for all of the live updates from the event.

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