Did you know that students receiving education online tend to outperform those receiving face-to-face instructions? This has been proven by a study conducted by the US Department of Education in 2009. Let’s delve into some more interesting facts. Approximately 80% of companies use social media for recruitment and out of this almost 95% of them use LinkedIn. Furthermore, Facebook tops Google for weekly traffic in the U.S. To honor the evolution of virtual social web Mashable organized the World Social Media Day on June 30.

The 2011 World Social Media Day

This was the second time that Mashable celebrated the World Social Media Day. Thousands of people came together to celebrate the massive evolution of social media which facilitates connection with friends and increases acquaintances across the world. Mashable invited users to connect with fellow web enthusiasts by hosting this Social Media Day Meet up at San Francisco. Games, such as dodge ball and basketball took place along with offline networking throughout the night. Friends whom one usually met online were present at the San Francisco venue, which had a capacity of 500.

This grand event was celebrated in six continents across the world. The evening witnessed 7000 attendees meeting up friends and folks at 1400 meet ups. The Social Media Day also saw many eminent social media personalities hosting shows and enjoying themselves with their audience. For instance, in Los Angeles, Adam Ostrow, the Editor-in-Chief of the What’s Trending show, was present as the celebration took place at the rooftop studio of CBS News. He co-hosted the evening with Shira Lazar.

People all over the world are using #SMDay hashtag on Twitter to mark the evolution of Social Media.