Connect the Pins: A Growing Social Media Outlet
Posted by Ariana Hoyos
“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.
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About Ariana HoyosThis blog will be a collection of funny life stories written by someone who seems to have a knack for running into awkward situations. After hearing for the past few years from friends that my life is like a movie, I figured that maybe I somehow cosmically attract interesting situations. I really don’t know, I’ve always been an open book about my life, so hopefully my fun stories help make your day a little better. Being Ecuadorian isn’t a big theme in the blog, but I think being a minority in a country can make one feel permanently out of place, which might be one of the reasons why I have so many awkward occurrences. My ethnicity is a big part of who I am and yet it's a part that I don't show often, because most people here don't understand it. I hope to share that part of myself here on this blog. My life started getting fun and interesting as early as middle school so my stories will range from when I was as young as 11 to my present age. I’ve changed the names of the people in my stories because I don’t know if I can legally write about them online and I’m too lazy to look up all of the rules that go along with writing nonfiction short stories, so I figured I’d play it safe and change names. Anyway, I hope you think I'm funny and enjoy my life stories and if you don’t…well then I guess this is goodbye.
Posted on November 12, 2012, in Digital (Social) Media and tagged pins, pinterest, PRSSA, Social Media, video messages. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Connect the Pins: A Growing Social Media Outlet.
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