As we learned when the hashtag took over our Twitter feed this morning, today is Mashable's third annual Social Media Day. It's kind of bad timing, as the big storm that hit the Washington D.C. area last night knocked out Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, along with Netflix, Pinterest, and Instagram, which remains down. Still, we honored the effort by surveying the Twittersphere's take on our brave new social media world.
Happy Social Media Day! Celebrate the medium that turned Kim K into a role model, Egypt into a democracy, and everyone into a critic!— Elliott Jay (@ElliottJay) June 30, 2012
Happy social media day! Stalk your next hook-up, take pictures of your food, and b*tch about politics!— Ashley S. (@AshleySpivey) June 30, 2012
Why is "Happy Social Media Day" trending? I hate the media. They love to invade celebrities' personal business and lives.— Elyssa Anne (@elyssa_anne) June 30, 2012
Finally people can stop hating on Valentine's Day now that we have instated an infinitely more depressing holiday.Happy Social Media Day— So Not a Creeper (@SoNotACreeper) June 30, 2012
Happy Social Media Day everyone! Go plug yourselves into as many Android/Apple appendages as you can find, and continue your evolution toward cyborg-dom.