As we head into our Social Media Day festivities, we’d like to take a look at the effect social media has had on our daily lives.
We asked you to show us how social media had changed your life through our partnership with CNN’s iReport, and received so many wonderful, honest responses. We selected a few of our favorite submissions to display here, but you can see all of them on theiReport assignment page.
Here’s a look at some of the best photo and video submissions. We encourage you to share your own social media stories in the comments below. You can also see the featured submissions selected by iReport in their post.
“Social media has not only allowed me to change careers, it has allowed me to create a new career — my dream career — that never existed. I had a dream to transition from a design engineer to someone that inspires engineers and helps them break out of their technical shells and enjoy their personal and professional lives. Social media made it all possible,” said Anthony Fasano of Ridgewood, NJ.
“During the Vancouver riots, I was at home and using social media to help people figure out what was going on. It was unbelievable and we were totally embarrassed by it,” Jon Mezzabarba of Vancouver said.
Social media really changed the life by Matt Sky, a web designer in New York City.
Nicholas Pegues works for the Shelby County Election Commission and is active in local politics in Memphis. He says Facebook has allowed him to make connections with others and with notables.
About Social Media Day
Social Media Day is a global celebration of the technological advancements that enable everyone to connect with real-time information, communicate from miles apart and have their voices be heard. We invite you to connect with fellow web enthusiasts by hosting aSocial Media Day Meetup in your area. There’s no better way to celebrate the revolution of media becoming a social dialogue than by socializing with your online community offline.