|Love this. So Free.|
My three latest obsessions are the website Pinterest, the Showtime Series "Homeland" (http://www.sho.com/site/homeland/home.sho), and free meals or free things you can do with your kids (http://www.kidseatfor.com/metro/oh/columbus/).
Let's start with the website "Pinterest"(http://pinterest.com/). My friend, Cindy (http://gocfit.com/) , calls it "the biggest time suck of the moment," and it is. First of all, I LOVE that they have to "invite" you to the site, which, of course, implies elitism, which I am a BIG fan of. The fact that you have to be "invited" must be some sort of marketing ploy, because I am fairly sure that they do not do a background check, because if they did, I would have been turned away, natch.
ANYWAY, enough with my sordid historic dirty laundry, what's COOL about Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/), is that it is NEW, and it has not been tainted by social media, YET. It is on the verge, though, just waiting to be discovered by big business and advertising. I just love that moment in "The Social Network" where Mark Zuckerbergs's (played by Jesse Eisenberg) business partner, Andrew Garfield (played by Eduardo Saverin) is pushing him to put advertising on "The Facebook" (http://www.facebook.com/), and he says, "No, we don't want to do that yet because we don't know what it is yet." His partner responds, "Well, what is it then?" And then, the character playing Mark Zuckerberg says, "We don't know what it is yet. It's just COOL." That is the stage at which Pinterest is now. It is just COOOOOLLLL.
It's funny because social media has become a necessary part of everyone's individual and business public relations strategy. Don't you find it astounding that what started out as a deranged college prank is now a cornerstone of marketing for everyone?
ANYWAY, I digress, AGAIN. So, I was going to write about my three last time-sucks, but now I am realizing that they can EACH take up an entire post. Yea for me, and you, I guess.
Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/) is SOOO awesome. You can surf it without signing up, but the social marketing element, I realized, is in the REPINNING.
I find it really funny, though, that I tend to find the things that my friends pin, the most "pinnable". Wait, I need to stop here, I just got a text that I got repinned.
What's cool about Pinterest, is that it is more interpersonal than Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/). It has the "Like" button, but if you "repin" someone, it is more of a sign of respect. Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/) is about ideas that other people find interesting, whether it be art, music, recipes, interesting rooms, or ideas for a child's birthday party. If someone compliments what you find intriguing , then, they are, in part, applauding what is in your soul.
I guess it will get to the point like Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/) has, where people will engineer the pictures or messages that they want others to believe about them. But, for now it seems PURE, and it seems to support only feelings that people have about certain subjects, whether they originate a pin, or repost something they find interesting.
It just goes to show you that images are very powerful. As much as I love the written words, sometimes there just ARE no words to describe something. Like this, for instance.
|I mean, they look really difficult to walk in, too. Random. Who thinks up this shit? I know who reposts it, though.|
What is also great, if you happen to own a Mac, is that you can just drag an image into IPhoto and share it with other people. Like this.
|How effing cool is this? And so warm.|
|Love display o' liquor ideas.|
|This is for you, Mom.|
|Reminds me of Mills.|
|My dream house in Colorado.|
My friend, Megan, turned me on to searching for improper and sometimes just downright filthy subjects, like beastiality, or penis envy. Here's what came up.
|The ONLY thing that came up. Disappointing, really.|
|The caption reads, "Penis bush". Hilarious.|
How weird is that? But, at the same time hilarious. I plan on putting this under "Inspired Ideas". I mean, I am DYING to post this on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/). Can you imagine? Just posting this picture, and then adding the caption, "Penis bush is in full bloom. Ahhh, I just love Spring."
But, then again, who needs Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/), when you have this blog, right?
My advice to you, today, is to get on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/), and follow me. It is one hundred times better than Twitter, in my eyes. I won't steer you wrong, I promise. My social networking plan on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/) is to thoroughly entertain you without saying a word.
Enjoy the recesses of my brain, y'all! Bring a flashlight. It's dark in there.