“I’m about to drop to one knee and pop the big question,” explained Corbin, a man who made a video capturing the moment he proposed to his girlfriend. The video opened up with shots of an intimate chapel in Erinshire Gardens, decorated with candles, flower petals and a wooden sign that said, “Corbin loves Kandence.” This is the scene where Corbin surprised his girlfriend of two years with a proposal.
This touching video has made its way to Pinterest, where posting videos to express creative ideas is starting to become a trend. Pinterest quickly gained popularity as a visual social platform that exposed people to inspirational and creative ideas, sometimes also called “online scrapbooking.” However, it seems that Pinterest is evolving from just pinning photos to interactive videos to convey good ideas. I have found a variety of romantic wedding proposals, but uploading videos is slowly starting to become more popular with make-up tutorials, places to go, and funny videos.
A now well-known visual social platform, Pinterest has become a way for users to organize their interests with boards and follow other users with similar interests. There is a newsfeed, similar to Facebook’s, in which users can see pins of those they are following and have the option to like, repin, or comment. Also, a variety of shopping websites now offer the option of pinning products straight from their website.
With this revolutionary social platform, it seems only natural that people would quickly evolve toward pinning videos, too. It’s not surprising that uploading videos seems to have started with wedding ideas. Many girls on Pinterest seem to take wedding planning to a whole new level. I once heard a girl say to a friend, “You have to show my future fiancé my wedding board on Pinterest when I get married so he knows what type of ring I want.” It seems that girls on Pinterest think men are incapable of coming up with romantic ideas themselves, despite the fact that it was men who made the videos.
Either way, it will be interesting to see how Pinterest affects people in their daily habits. Personally, I can admit that Pinterest has made me a shopaholic.