Social Media Day 2012

Civic actions online take center stage at PH’s first Social Media Day
Patrick Villavicencio,

MANILA, Philippines — They came, they saw, they tweeted. And by the end of the first-ever Social Media Day celebrations in the Philippines on Saturday, almost 500 users of Twitter, Facebook, and other social sites gathered in Makati and unlocked the Swarm badge on geosocial app Foursquare. But aside from the Foursquare feat, Saturday’s celebration was teeming with positive vibes as many who attended finally got to interact with and put a face to the Twitter handles they only get to exchange tweets with online.

It was, as organizer Rosario Juan had put it, the biggest TweetUp they had organized to date. A TweetUp is an informal gathering of Twitter users for dinner, drinks, and a whole lot of offline chatter. Read more