Conflict of Pinterest
Not that I want to announce that i am available on Pinterest, because I do think that I do more linking and art-and-craft-projects searching than anything more interesting there (although feel free to repin/ like/ follow/ what else). One topic that I want to mention is Conflict of Pinterest.
What is Conflict of Pinterest?
In summary, it is a ‘My Country is The Best Most Beautiful’, Pinterest-style. A Nikon D3100 as prize do help, but basically it’s all COUNTRY PRIDE!! (hello, CapsLock). Anyway, it’s quite interesting. Country get points by either people making a country board on Pinterest (filled by images representing the beauty of country-of-interest) or people voting via Twitter, so basically, Quality by Popular Vote. On first place (and still standing) is Latvia. Quite interesting, isn’t it? Not that I think that Latvia is not beautiful per se (I do think it’s beautiful and after seeing the pins on the Latvia boards, even moreso) but I know (if you aren’t Latvian), if you get prompted to think of the most beautiful country, Latvia usually isn’t your first answer. After some analyzing, there are quite many Latvia boards and also many people mention Latvia for this on Twitter, and the gap between Latvia and the second place, Indonesia, is quite big (in the time of which this article is written).
By the way, because I’m from Indonesia, and seeing measly 4 boards between thousands of tweets (it’s not Twitter Nation for nothing) which is kind of sad, so there my Indonesia board adding a little bit patriotism web 2.0 style.
From a designer side, the Conflict of Interest is also interesting because you can get an interactive infographic (of subjective views) for the result. Other than finding your ideal destination for traveling, you can also see the demographics of Pinterest user (by reading the amount of Pinterest Votes). If you just stumble upon the page, just try to see the position of your country on the rank (and either have a surge of pride or a sudden flare of competitiveness). I have fun clicking the countries and finding it challenging to click smaller countries, I know I do.
So, the Nikon D3100, is for the most representing board from the most beautiful country voted (I get it like that). But anyway, let us just take the camera as secondary benefit and having fun promoting our country (especially unconventional tourism destinations) in peace.
So, do you agree with the choice from Conflict of Pinterest? What is your choice for the Most Beautiful Country in The World?