One Week Left To Join Mashable’s Real-Life Facebook Wall


We’re decorating our new office with the world’s largest real-life Facebook wall, and you have one week left to be included!

Now that we’re settled into our new digs, we’re just about ready to go to print. We want as many community members as possible to join.

The final deadline to opt in to have your photo on our wall is one week from today: Thursday, Sept. 1. To participate, click the “connect” button below. Follow the prompts through the end to ensure your photo is included in the opt-in list. Then Social Printshop will print a giant poster of you and your fellow Mashable readers’ Facebook avatars.

A big thanks to all our fans who have already participated!


Connect To Participate


We appreciate your readership, community and support, and this is a small way of saying thank you. Here’s a rendering of what the wall might look like.

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Join Mashable’s Real-Life Facebook Wall


We’ve had plans to build the world’s largest real-life Facebook wall at our New York City headquarters for some time — and we still plan to do so.

But in the middle of planning, we found out the wall we intended to adorn would be changing. In fact, all of our walls are — because we’re moving to a new office.

As the Mashable team gets settled into new digs in August, you can help us finish decorating. We’ve extended the deadline to opt in to our real-life Facebook wall to September 1. To participate, click the “connect” button below and we’ll use that to pull your profile picture. Then Social Printshop will print a giant poster of readers’ Facebook avatars.

We hope to connect with as many of you as possible by September 1. A big thanks to all our fans who have already participated!


Connect To Participate


We appreciate your readership, community and support, and this is a small way of saying thank you. Here’s a rendering of what the wall might look.

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Social Media Day 2011 Around the World [PHOTOS & VIDEOS]


Thursday’s second annual Social Media Day celebration was a huge success throughout the world. Thousands of people came together offline in their local communities to recognize the technological advancements that enable everyone to connect with real-time information, communicate from miles apart and have their voices be heard.

Participation in the event more than doubled since last year with more than 1,400 Meetups and nearly 11,000 attendees. Seven cities and one U.S. state joined Vancouver and Victoria, B.C. in proclaiming the day official. The state of Arizona and the cities of New York, Toronto, Dublin, Las Vegas and Reno, Nevada and San Jose and San Carlos, California officially marked June 30 as Social Media Day.

Around the world, Social Media Day Meetups took place in 90 countries across six continents. Some of the most well-attended events occurred in places like Sao Paolo, Panama City, Toronto, Detroit and Santa Ana, California.

Nearly 43,000 tweets were sent with hashtag #smday, and 26,000 of those were on Thursday alone. Notable accounts such as Facebook, DKNY, WWE Universe, and the Miami Heat mentioned #smday on Twitter, showing the event’s reach across a wide variety of communities. There are more than a thousand photos on Flickr, Instagram and Facebook as well as hundreds of videos on YouTube with hashtag #smday.

A number of media organizations, including Fox News, CNN Money, The Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times and The Examiner covered the event. Many news stories focused on social media’s growth and how it has affected many of our lives.

A huge thank you to everyone who organized or attended a Social Media Day 2011 Meetup. Without you, this global event wouldn’t be the success that it is.

Who’s ready for next year?!


Social Media Day Photos



Cincinnati




An awesome Social Media Day cake was made for #SMDay Cincinnati, the winners of our Most Social City contest. Photo by Christiaan Todd Photography.


Detroit




Detroit had more than 1,000 people attend their Social Media Day events held at Soundboard in the MotorCity Casino Hotel. Guests were treated to djs, prizes and speakers.


Key West




Mashable Director of Communications Stacy Green and attendees at the Social Media Day celebration in Key West, Florida.


Miami




Miami's Social Media Day celebration was hosted by SocialBuzzTV at Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill.


New York City




Mashable celebrated Social Media Day at Brooklyn Bowl, where many attendees took to the lanes. Photo by Stephanie Haberman.


New York City




NYC Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne presented the city's proclamation declaring June 30 Social Media Day to Mashable Publisher Sharon Feder and Community Manager Meghan Peters. Photo by Stephanie Haberman.


Tunis




Tunisia's capital city held a large Social Media Day celebration at Barista's Cafe.


San Francisco




Mashable staffers Kate Hayden, Louis Dorman, and Jennifer Van Grove celebrate Social Media Day with Mashable fans at House of Air.


Istanbul




More than 100 people met up in Istanbul, Turkey for Social Media Day. The organizers said they even made frozen shot glasses with the #SMDay logo on them.


Sao Paulo




Sao Paulo, Brazil had several Social Media Day Meetups, including one led by Anderson Criativo that had 1,000 attendees. "The most successful part was the engagement of our community," Criativo said.


Social Media Day Videos



Paris’ Social Media Day celebration. Video by James Medd.


San Francisco’s Social Media Day celebration. Video by Danny Skarka.

Thumbnail photo courtesy Flickr, Anthony Quintano.

Mashable community team members Stephanie Haberman, Todd Olmstead and Chelsea Stark contributed to this report.



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New York Gay Marriage Bill Passes: Twitter Reacts [PICS]


After weeks of debate and attention, The New York Senate has legalized same-sex marriage in the third-most populated state in the U.S. There is no shortage of reaction across the social web.

The bill passed with a vote of 33-29, making it the sixth state to legalize it. Gay marriage is a controversial topic in the U.S., and that has caused no shortage of discussion from both sides of the aisle, and the social web has been no exception. One NY Senator even asked his followers how he should vote on the bill.

We’ve gathered some of the reaction across Twitter, YouTube and other social media sites. Check out the reactions, and let us know your feelings on the historic vote in the comments below.


NY Gay Marriage Bill Passes: Twitter Reactions



@NYSenate




The New York Senate Twitter account announces the results.


@NYSSenAdams




New York State Senator Eric Adams speaks out after the vote.


@GavinNewsom




California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, congratulates the New York State Legislature.


@JulieBolcer




Reporter Julie Bolcer explains that this vote doesn't make the bill into law just yet.


@SummerNasser




An opponent of the bill tweets her disappointment.


@SenKennedy




New York Senator Tim Kennedy reacts.


@DannyZucker




Writer/Producer Danny Zucker has a lot of plastic grooms he can sell now.


@MikeBloomberg




New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg checks into the "Marriage Equalitocalypse" on Foursquare.


@ActuallyNPH




Actor Neil Patrick Harris reacts to the news.


@OSULadyCowboy




Another Twitter user tweets her disappointment in the passage of the bill.


@SenGillibrand




U.S. Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) is elated over the vote.


@danielwein




Many supporters are gathering at New York's Stonewall Inn to celebrate.


Foursquare's "Marriage Equalitocalypse"




Nearly 1,000 New Yorkers have checked in so far.


The Empire State Building TwitPic




This TwitPic is getting spread around the web, but we believe it was taken earlier, due to the fog currently covering the ESB. The ESB is scheduled to display rainbow colors all weekend as part of Pride Week.

Lead image courtesy of Yfrog, howiewolf

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