Slip to the Swannie House for Social Media Day action
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • June 25, 2013 @ 9:55am
Now that we’ve nearly reached our fourth Social Media Day, there’s already a set level of expectations.
Yes, there will be food and drink specials. Yes, you’ll be encouraged to check-in, tweet, use Instagram (even videos!), Vine and even blog about it. And say thanks to Social Media Club Buffalo for putting on this gathering year after year.
Use the hash-tag #SMDayBuf to track the action, and expect the tweets to become a little less intelligible as 4:30 p.m. rolls around and Ben T. starts to get a little weird.
Bottled beer specials run for $2, well drinks cost $2, drafts are $2.50 and chicken wings are 35 cents. That’s 10 wings for $3.50!
Two solid additions to this year’s event, however, should inject friendly competition and Mad Libs-style humor.
**A “How Social Are You?” bingo-style game will foster networking between guests. The game will be predicated on participation on different platforms, strength of social presence, good looks (kidding) and several other categories.
**Conversation bubbles: There will be a step-and-repeat photo area, but there’s a catch. A conversation bubble—filled with randomly submitted one-liners—could make these images rather hysterical, so smile and recognize that there might be mild humiliation.
There will be a Chinese auction to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County, an organization of which our Katie Costello is a part.
When Mashable created Social Media Day in 2010, the intention was to celebrate revolutionary means of communication, immediate access to unlimited news and information, and a more visual means of understanding your friends and the world around you.
Also, it was the same year as when the Old Spice Man became half-centaur (or the Old Spice Centaur became half man?), for what that’s worth.
(Photo courtesy of Nate Benson from 2011—see the full gallery here).