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June 30, 2023: Michigan Social Media Day

WHEREAS, June 30th, 2023, marks the fourteenth global celebration of Social Media Day and the eleventh statewide celebration of Michigan Social Media Day; and,

WHEREAS, Michigan Social Media Day celebrates the advancements of technology, digital innovation, and the connectedness which social media provides in its increasing influence on government, business, and education; and,

WHEREAS, social media has created vibrant communities for citizens to openly communicate with each other and throughout the world; and,

WHEREAS, use of technologies such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, video live streaming, and audio podcasts create a more accessible and participatory global conversation and exchange of information in real-time; and,

WHEREAS, the public is encouraged to learn more at and participate in Michigan Social Media Day by using hashtags #SMDay and #SMDayMI;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 30, 2023, as Michigan Social Media Day.