WHEREAS, June 30th, 2017 marks the eighth global celebration of Social Media Day and the fifth statewide celebration of Michigan Social Media Day; and,
WHEREAS, social media has created vibrant communities for citizens to openly communicate with each other throughout the world; and,
WHEREAS, use of technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, video live streaming, and audio podcasts create a more accessible and participatory global conversation and exchange of information; and,
WHEREAS, Michigan Social Media Day celebrates the advancements of technology, digital innovation and the connectedness that social media provides in its increasing influence on government, business and education; and,
WHEREAS, the public is encouraged to learn more at www.michigan.gov/socialmedia and participate in Michigan Social Media Day by using hashtags #SMDay and #SMDayMI on social media;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 30, 2017 as Michigan Social Media Day.