When the Statesman’s Social Media Awards were first presented five years ago, Twitter was only 2 years old, and Pinterest didn’t exist. The awards were about recognizing the people and organizations who were doing social media right at a time when many were just figuring out the various sites.
It’s different now. As social media and what people do with it have evolved, so have the awards. This year’s Social Media Awards honors those who take their tweeting, Facebook posting and pinning (and so much more) to a new level by having an impact on their real-world community.
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Social Media Awards
When: 7-9 p.m. Monday
Where: Opal Divine’s Penn Field, 3601 S. Congress Ave.
Tickets: Free, but to attend the event, RSVP at http://statesmansocialmediaawards.eventbrite.com/#.