Social Media Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, How to celebrate Social Media Day & Quotes

Social Media Day 2020 - On 30 June 2020, Social Media Day is observed to acknowledge the impact of social media on global communication and to celebrate its importance. Get the information about the history of Social Media Day, the pros and cons of social media, facts, quotes & how to celebrate Social Media Day 2020 from this article.

Sheena | Updated Jun 29, 2020 18:20 PM

Social Media Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, How to celebrate Social Media Day & Quotes

Social Media Day 2020

Social Media Day is celebrated on June 30 of every year. Social Media Day 2020 is to enjoy new social media platforms with friends and families. The main objective of the observation of Social Media Day is aimed to create awareness about social media impacts and encourages people to use social media in a proper way.

Social networking allows important people in people's lives to remain connected and updated. Friends and family can communicate at any time and marketers were able to meet customers in a completely new way. In fact, people use social media every single day for an average of 144 minutes.

What is the history of Social Media Day?

On 30 June 2010, Mashable launched World Social Media Day. Social media was created as a way of acknowledging the effect of social media on global connectivity, and putting together the world to celebrate. Mashable is known to use social media to connect different cultures, movements, and fandoms, so they wanted to celebrate a day.

The first major platforms from the beginning to the popularity of social media were Friendster in 2002, and MySpace in 2003. Soon after, Facebook launched in 2004, which eventually became one of the largest existing social media platforms with over one billion people now using it. Today, rising channels have been YouTube, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, TikTok, and many others, demonstrating how these networks have developed from written messages to photos and ultimately videos that can be exchanged and viewed instantly by millions of people.

What is Social Media?

Social media is a generic term for websites and applications that concentrate on communication, feedback from the audience, interaction, sharing of information, and collaboration. Various forms of social media typically include microblogging,  forums, social networking, social curation, social bookmarking, etc.

What are the pros and cons of Social Media?

Social networking lets users interact and build a community with others. Besides, it has both advantages and disadvantages. 

Some of the pros are:

  • Used for educational purpose

  • It connects to worldwide

  • Helps in online marketing

  • It spreads the information and updates very fast

  • Used to promote the business

  • Used to create awareness about the specific idea, a noble cause, fighting against injustice

  • It improves business reputation

Some of the cons are:

  • Privacy problems

  • It changes the lifestyle habits especially sleeping

  • People start to lack an emotional connection

  • It reduces family intimacy

  • It increases the cyberbullying and hacking

  • Frauds and scams are increased

  • More addiction to social media

How to observe the Social Media Day?

Celebrate Social Media Day by participating in social media events. Some of the other ideas are as follows:

  • Have a social media discussion with friends and families

  • Take this day as an opportunity, meet the friends and create memorable  events

  • Try to spend time on social media in a productive manner

  • Use #SocialMediaDay on social media and share the post, videos about the celebration

Social Media - Interesting Facts

  • Active social media users are 3.725 billion

  • People have on average 7.6 social media accounts

  • About 91% of retail brands use two or more social media channels 

  • Nearly 81% of all small and medium-sized enterprises use some kind of social platform for their business

  • Whatsapp and Facebook handle about 60 billion messages a day

  • In 2019, $90billion was spent on social media ads

  • In 2015, social networks earned an estimated $8.3bn from ads

  • 78 %of people watch videos online every week, 55 %of people watch every day

  • About 92.81 percent of all internet searches were done through Google 

  • Each minute 300 hours of video is uploaded in Youtube

Social Media - Quotes

“Social media is not media. The key is to listen, engage, and build relationships.” - David Alston
“Content is fire. Social media is gasoline.” - Jay Baer

“Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage.” - Amy Jo Martin

“Social marketing eliminates the middlemen, providing brands the unique opportunity to have a direct relationship with their customers.” - Bryan Weiner

“Social media is about sociology and psychology more than technology.” - Brian Solis

“Social media is here. It’s not going away; not a passing fad. Be where your customers are: in social media.“ - Lori Ruff

“Social Media is about people! Not about your business. Provide for the people and the people will provide for you.” - Matt Goulart

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Social Media Day - FAQ

1. Who created social media?

The rise of social media began with the development of the first social platform: Six Degrees which was created by Andrew Weinreich in 1997.

2. What is the most used social media platform?

Facebook is the most popular social media site, with 2.3 billion users. Then comes YouTube, Instagram, and WeChat, with over a billion users.

3. How many users are there on social media?

There are now 3.81 billion users of social media worldwide, representing 49% of the total population of the world.

4. How many hours do people spend on social media?

In 2019 Internet users spend on social networking an average of 2 hours and 22 minutes per day. In 2018, the average social media time was 142 minutes a day. In 2021, it is estimated that more than 3 billion people will be on social media.

5. How using social media affect teenagers?

Indeed, experts worry that social media and text messages have become so integral to teenagers' lives that promote anxiety and reduce self-esteem. Results of the survey found that Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram all resulted in increased feelings of depression, anxiety, poor image of the body, and loneliness.