Pinterest is Andy Warhol
Artists have always been curators. Look at Andy Warhol. He took pictures of existing famous people and icons. He created a collection of people and things that he liked and wrapped them into a platform of his own creating. He loosely re-skinned them as his own, by painting them in bright pop colors and selling them for money. His Factory, or any artists’ studio is essentially Pinterest. Or...
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I was a finalist for the 2013 Shorty Award for ‘Best Pinterest User.’ In the end, no winner was selected this year, but thank you to everyone who supported me with a nomination. I promise to try and take my Pinterest account to new levels in 2013. This is only the beginning. Stay tuned.
Pinterest Is Better Than Facebook
Facebook reached fame, scale and profitability before Pinterest. And that is a worthy accomplishment in the digital realm. Facebook is run by razor sharp individuals across a variety of fields. They are doing very well for themselves. However, Pinterest offers a superior user experience. Pinterest gives you a blank canvas that you can shape and mold to your personality. Facebook gives you a...
We're Using The Internet Wrong
Not all of the time. But most of the time. The Internet can be our time machine. It can help propel us in the direction we want to go next. It can amplify our intentions. It can connect us with who we need to know next. Or we can tread water. We can simply say what we are doing right now. We can over-connect and over-share. We can make the internet about cats and lunches and all of the other...
The Poetry Business
For some reason, poetry has been branded as a soft word. It conjurs images of flowers and dreamy eyed high schoolers scrawling love letters on MEAD lined notebook paper. But poetry is vital. Poetry is the ability to use the written word to move people. Poetry is not just the hoity-toity stuff of nursery rhymes. That is poetry for children. Poetry is any combination of words that make you feel...
By Oyl Miller. 2012. When you consider a thing, Be it object, person or idea, Ask yourself just one question: Is the thing true? Does it ring out with pure intentions, Or does it bear the hollow aftertaste of fakery. Is it sturdily pinned into the ground, driven with the hammer of truth, Or does it stand to blow away at the first winds of discontent. Does it rally together empassioned...
Brands on Pinterest
As Pinterest is fast becoming the third major pillar of social media (Facebook and Twitter having already arrived) brands are scrambling to find ways to leverage this new powerful community of visual taste. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest isn’t all about you. It’s all about what you like. There are some brands out there, doing poorly on Pinterest, because they treat their...
How I Earned 50,000 Pinterest Followers In One...
Welcome to the gold rush. One week ago, my Pinterest account was sitting at around 150 followers. Not too bad, but as with every social media platform, I have ambition. I knew Pinterest had the potential to make content go crazy viral, and I wanted to find a way into the action. I signed up for Pinterest over a year ago, and pretty much just had an account, but forgot about it. Then I started...
How I Got 25,000 Pinterest Followers In Three...
The last few days have been an absolute whirlwind surrounding my Pinterest account. Four days ago, I was a standard Pinterest user, with a meager 250 followers. Then, I was discovered, and the follower notifications flooded my inbox. Currently I have 26,718 followers, which makes me the 267th most followed person or brand on Pinterest in the world. I now have more followers than Oprah, Martha...
‘TWEET’ Written by Oyl Miller Soundtrack by Oyl Miller Starring Bryan Bernart Directed, Shot, and Chopped by Joe Aimonetti