Monday, March 4, 2013

Internet Celebrity part deux

This isn't even really today's post, except that it's today, and I'm posting it.  I'll maybe get to posting today's real post tomorrow?  But I repinned an item on Pinterest two days ago, and it kind of blew up, so I was doing a little forensic pinteresting to figure that out, and I'd like to share my results.  1.  I have no idea why any particular pin blows up on any particular day.  I bet there's a lot of factors, such as:  who repinned it, what time of day it was pinned, what buzzword is being googled that day, how easy the pin is to understand without following a link, etc.  2.  Oh, I actually don't even have a second result.  Just screen shots!

Okay, this was my original pin that made me feel like an Internet Celebrity -- Ikea hackers bath organizer to succulent garden.  12 likes and 50 repins, which was amazing to me.

This is a pretty random repin from 45 weeks ago -- Use a rubber band to remove a stripped screw.  1 repin.

Apparently, this nugget of wisdom made a HUGE impression on me, because when I saw it again this week, I had NO memory of it whatsoever, and I repinned it.  Only this time, in two days, I'm up to 59 likes and 356 repins.  WTH.  ROFLMFAO.  I mean, it's a great idea!  But when I was looking for how this got so popular, is when I discovered that I'd pinned it before.  You could have knocked me over with a feather!  In conclusion, Internet Celebrity, like any celebrity I'm sure, is a fickle, fickle thing.  What difference 45 days made remains a mystery to me, like so many things.  I'm tempted to think the words "stripped" and "screw" have something to do with it, but I am still, and may always be 15 years old somewhere in my brain, and I'm sure the rest of Pinterest's users are much more mature than I.  And when I say mature, I pronounce the "t" like the "t" in "tool" rather than the "t" in "fixture".  For what that's worth.

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