It was lunchtime. I was checking my social media accounts, mindlessly munching on a piece of leftover pizza, when my Pinterest feed refreshed with two new pins from Megan Daniels, one of my friends from high school. She had added two photos of maternity outfits to a newly created board called “Future Daniels.” I messaged her. “I saw you had pinned maternity outfits [on Pinterest],” I wrote. “Are you pregnant?” “Yes I am,” she wrote back. “I’m due in August.” For those not familiar with Pinterest, it is a content-sharing tool that allows users to “pin” photos, videos, articles, graphics and other objects to their “pinboards.” Think of it as pinning a photo or a magazine column found online to a virtual bulletin board. Pinterest was called the fastest-growing social media network on the Internet last year.
Is Pinterest Spoiling Life’s Big Secrets?
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).