Avid users of Twitter and other platforms put up nice posts, interesting pictures and recalled significant days in their lives to mark Social Media Day. Every year on June 30, World Social Media Day is celebrated. The day was first celebrated in 2010 by Mashable.
Social media has become a key global tool for communication. Governments, VIPs, companies, celebrities and of course common people use various social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram to communicate and connect with people.
Let's take a look at some interesting posts on Twitter:
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said, "COVID-19 has triggered an infodemic...lots of information, but not always reliable and trusted. WHO uses social media platforms to fight misinformation and provide people with accurate public health advice."
#COVID19 has triggered an infodemic around the - lots of information, but not always reliable and trusted. WHO uses social media platforms to fight misinformation and provide people with accurate public health advice. #SocialMediaDaypic.twitter.com/VcA5ITINPy— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) June 30, 2020
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote, "On Social Media Day, our resolve should be to use this medium for welfare of people, in disseminating information useful for them and to engage in meaningful communication..."
On #SocialMediaDay, our resolve should be to use this medium for welfare of people, in disseminating information useful for them and to engage them in meaningful communication. Let's use this medium in a positive way and empower people to gain access to information through this.— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) June 30, 2020
Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane recalled his first post on Twitter.
Shahrukh and Gauri Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment put up a compilation of the actor's pictures, in various roles, that were popular over the years.
"Social media has been a revelation! The opportunity to reach out and connect...each day brings new learnings...," wrote former actor Tina Ambani and posted pictures at her work station.
Social media has been a revelation! The opportunity to reach out and connect; to share and be informed; to plug into diverse perspectives and experiences… each day brings new learnings. The adventure continues! pic.twitter.com/D8CiRB5zL1— Tina Ambani (@AmbaniTina) June 30, 2020
Social media has largely redefined how we interact with friends and acquaintances. Globally there are over 3.5 billion social media users and every second, on an average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted, which is over 350,000 tweets sent per minute, 500 million tweets per day and around 200 billion tweets per year, according to the site internetlivestats.com/twitter-statistics.
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, an increasing number of people are spending time on the Internet, be it work from home or connecting with friends and family.