To all of my fellow YouTube/Pinterest lovers out there, you don’t have to choose one over the other. Lucky for you, YouTube has been making an appearance via pins. The noobs to Pinterest may not remember this little bug, but at one time, videos had to be traced back to the main YouTube site. Things have changed however.
Now, when someone pins a video that was linked to YouTube, a small icon will appear with the YouTube logo and the video will have a still frame. To get a better idea of what I mean, take a look at the below.
Now, the moment you click on the pin that contains a video, that video will automatically start playing. For all my youngins out there, make sure your volume is turned down in class if you are surfing Pinterest videos. You don’t want Cotton-Eye Joe playing in the middle of history, do you?
One of my more favorite pins is included here. Check it out, and give me some opinions. I may not be the biggest cat fan, but this video cracks me up every time.
How do I pin a video to compete with this quality of pin you may ask. Well, YouTube is already two steps ahead of you. Now, if you are watching your favorite video and want the Pinterest world to know, just click the share tab and hit the Pinterest logo button. Pick the board, change the description (if you please) and then you are done. It easy. Best part, is that you are keeping up the idea I mentioned earlier about including links within pins.
By allowing social media sites to connect in a user-friendly setting, a web of interconnected bits of media is created. Allowing the user to pin from their YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the above social media accounts creates a broader audience of who sees what. When all of a users accounts are interconnected, that many more people see a brand.