Celebrating Social Media Day

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Ten years ago on June 30, Mashable launched Social Media Day as a way to recognize and celebrate social media's impact on global communication.

June 30 is Social Media Day. (MGN)

We spoke with locals to see how social media has impacted their lives.

"It's a really good way to help bring me closer to my family and to people that I don't get to see very often...they can all see my pictures, what I'm doing, and I can always see what they're up to," said Panama City Beach local Payton Ledman.

"Social media has influenced me in a very positive way. It's allowed me to get my product and my advertisement out with little or no cost to me. It's a great platform for anybody starting a new business or a new venture just to get the word out," said local business owner David Jones.

So take the time Sunday to post a picture or message a friend you haven't seen in a while to celebrate ten years of the official social media day.

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