SoMe! First Singapore Social Media Day - Alvinology

SoMe! First Singapore Social Media Day

Finale group picture with the many volunteers, bloggers and the organising committee
Finale group picture with the many volunteers, bloggers and the organising committee

Yesterday, a group of avid social media users and other members of public celebrated the first Singapore Social Media Day (SGSMD), with a day of fun-filled activities at *SCAPE. SGSMD 2011 is an adaptation of World Social Media Day, which was initiated by internet news blog Mashable in 2010 and celebrated on 30 June.

This is the first year Singapore is having such an event.

Organised by a group of volunteer bloggers and social media enthusiasts, the event is presented by HTC and supported by omy.sg.

To express the spirit of Social Media, the organising committee has come up with a simple yet highly apt tag word “SoMe!”, which apart from being an abbreviation of Social Media, also speaks volumes about how people of today engage various social media channels to express themselves on a daily basis.

Kudos the the SGSMD 2011 organising committee, particularly, Mint, Smith, Calvin and Darren for a job well done.

Group of volunteers from TCP productions
Group of volunteers from TCP productions

I was only able to pop by for a short while during noon and after 7pm as I need to work at another event. Nonetheless, from what I witness, I like and I admire. 🙂

Event emcees
Event emcees
Registration area on the ground floor
Registration area on the ground floor
Estelle joining in the games
Estelle joining in the games
Charity flea booths
Charity flea booths
Singing performance
Singing performance
The Social Wall
The Social Wall
Smith making funny face
Smith making funny face
Angie and Fenny taking photos of themselves
Angie and Fenny taking photos of themselves
Goodie bags redemption counter
Goodie bags redemption counter
Jacqualine and I
Jacqualine and I
Estelle and her friends
Estelle and her friends
Me with Angie, Hong Peng and his friend
Me with Angie, Hong Peng and his friend
I have to ruin this picture by closing my eyes...
I have to ruin this picture by closing my eyes...
Group photo with the guys stationed on the fifth floor
Group photo with the guys stationed on the fifth floor

Singapore is a very small country with a close-knitted blogging and social media community. It feels really great to see so many friends and bloggers alike come out in support of SGSMD 2011 to raise money for the Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF).

The way I see it, this event can only get bigger and better with the advent of social media in the years ahead. I am looking forward to the second Singapore Social Media Day next year already. Are you? 🙂

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