June 24th, 2010 | Bill McIntosh, Founder

One of the world’s largest blog sites, Mashable, is hosting the first-ever worldwide Social Media Day celebration on June 30.

Per Mashable, this is “A global celebration of the revolution of media becoming social.” Followers have so far responded enthusiastically by signing up to organize or attend more than 335 meetups in over 73 countries. Mashable has launched Smday.com to help organize and channel interest and followers to meetups in New York City, San Francisco, Atlanta and Austin. (other cities may be added).

And even Orange County, CA will have its own Social Media Day event in Santa Ana at The Orange County Register.

For those who cannot make anyone of those meetings, you’re not completely out of luck. You are in for quite a treat as there will be additional impressive meetups scheduled from Spain to Australia. In Los Angeles, for example, the organizers are using the day to benefit a good cause, with all the proceeds from the night’s festivities going to the local Hollywood Arts, an arts academy for homeless and foster care.

Jed Singer, the organizer of the Social Media Day celebration in Philadelphia, told Mashable that he decided to participate because social media has changed people’s lives, and because it simply is worth celebrating.

“I just love how social media tethers everyone together, and brings people closer in the real world. It’s amazing how far we’ve come from forums and message boards, to blogging, uploading video, microblogging, geolocating,” he said. “The fact that anyone can instantly publish anything to the web has really changed the world.”

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