SOCIAL MEDIA DAY
Social Media Day is observed annually on June 30th. In its short life, social media has redefined how people interact, communicate and share with family, friends and the world.
With the launch of Friendster in 2002 and MySpace in 2003, social media had become mainstream. Then 2004 brought the founding of the king of social media, Facebook. Twitter encouraged us to be succinct by posting our thoughts with fewer than 140 characters. We can be social through Instagram and Flickr by sharing all the pictures and videos you love. And speaking of video, YouTube is the social place for everything from how-to to pop culture to what not to do with your fireworks on the 4th of July.
Social media has made it possible to stay connected and informed about those important people in our lives. Reconnecting with classmates, past work associates and more is also a valuable part of social media. It has also made it possible to connect with ancestors and find relatives you never even knew existed. Yes, the family tree has become a social media platform as well. MyHeritage.com and Ancestry.com and many others all supply a social platform where distant family members have the potential to meet and built their family trees.
The internet has long loved food, and social media is no different. Pinterest, Tumblr, and WordPress all make sharing and socializing about the latest food trends accessible and exciting. This may be the most addicting part of social media. One moment a picture of a decadent, perfectly golden roast duck comes across your news feed. In an instant, the complete video detailing how to execute this delicacy in 17 easy steps is provided for you. One tweet later and you are off to the butcher. In a Snapchat -Instagram -Tumblr hour you destroy your kitchen and end up with a Pinterest board titled “They Lied.”
HOW TO OBSERVE
Post something on your favorite social media platform. Find a social media meetup in your area. Use #SocialMediaDay when posting to remind others of this day.
Social Media Day was founded in 2010 by Mashable.
NATIONAL OOTD DAY
On June 30, National OOTD Day gives us an opportunity to express ourselves and document our personal style by sharing our Outfit Of The Day.
Fashion and self-expression both play a role in self-confidence. On National OOTD Day, take a few extra minutes getting ready, select the perfect outfit that reflects your outstanding style and put on the perfect smile before taking a selfie. Then let the world know just how much better your day is going to be when you have your OOTD!
HOW TO OBSERVE
Stassi Schroeder shares her personal OOTD style philosophy saying “to take a good hard look at your body and choose your favorite parts. Got ’em? Good.”
- Create a uniform accentuating your favorite features to develop your personal style.
- This will become your go-to style.
- Add accessories, different colors, and textures.
“When you have a great outfit on, your day is that much better, and in my opinion, you should honor that feeling with an OOTD! So, if you’re feeling your look, post that OOTD and celebrate what makes you feel good about yourself.”
Use #nationalootdday to share on social media.
Stassi Schroeder founded National OOTD Day on June 30, 2018, to share her OOTD style philosophy.
When you have a great outfit on, your day is that much better, and in my opinion, you should honor that feeling with an OOTD!
The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National OOTD Day to be observed annually in 2018.
NATIONAL METEOR WATCH DAY
National Meteor Watch Day is observed every year on June 30th. Also known as National Meteor Day, on a cloudless night, people turn their eyes to the heavens in hopes of spotting the glow of a falling star.
Daily there are millions of meteors that occur in the Earth’s atmosphere.
When space debris, such as pieces of rock, enter the earth’s atmosphere the friction causes the surrounding air to become scorching hot. This “shooting star” streaking through the sky surrounded by flaming hot air is a meteor.
The majority of the meteoroids that cause meteors are only the size of a pebble.
Meteors sometimes occur in showers. National Meteor Watch Day is an excellent time to plan for a meteor-watching party. Whether it is to catch a few stray falling stars or to watch an entire meteor shower, gathering the kids or a few friends to map the constellations while waiting to make a wish or two is sure to be a fun time.
In the Northern Hemisphere, one of the most active meteor showers is the Perseids. Named after the constellation Perseus where the majority of the activity takes place, the meteors are caused by particles released by the comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle. Active from mid-July to late August, the Perseids are known to put on a dazzling display at its peak, especially when the skies are clear and the moon is new.
Meteors are usually observed at night and are visible when they are about 34 to 70 miles above the Earth, and they often disintegrated at about 31 to 51 miles above. Their glow time is usually about a second.
A small percent of meteoroids hit the Earth’s atmosphere and then skip back into space.
The chemical composition and the speed of the meteoroid will cause different hues to the light. Possible colors and elements producing them include:
- Orange/yellow (sodium)
- Yellow (iron)
- Blue/green (copper)
- Purple (potassium)
- Red (silicate)
A list of meteor shower dates as well as a guide to successful watching can be found on the EarthSky website.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Plan your night. Gather some friends together, a blanket and find a place far from the city lights on a cloudless night. Use #NationalMeteorWatchDay to share on social media.
Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Meteor Watching Day.
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