Looking for a social media app that allows you to participate in the best parts of media without the pressure of followers, comments or likes? Look no further: Pinterest is right for you.
While it’s not a new app, Pinterest has gained popularity in the past year. The app, described as a place to find recipes, clothes and inspiration is made up completely of images and short videos. Users can save these “pins” to their boards, which they can organize in any way they like and go back to view them any time they want.
The app, while geared towards all ages and genders, has been especially popular in the past year with teenage girls. Pinterest allows them to share fashion ideas, trending items, makeup inspirations, affirming quotes and music suggestions. In addition, there is no pressure to get likes or comments on a post — users focus on their own home feed, rarely ever checking others’ profiles. As a teenage girl myself, I find Pinterest to be the only social media app I enjoy checking while winding down for the day. Pretty pictures combined with positive words allow for a bit of a mental break for me, and I’m definitely not alone. Pinterest is hailed as a social platform, but I’d argue that it’s more of a safe space for all people to view what they enjoy.