Blinkset – A New Fashion Buddy
I’m playing a little catch up after a busy week, but there’s something really cool I ran across. A techie friend shared a new website, Blinkset, with the note “Check this out on your phone!”
I’m usually skeptical about new sites, so I did a quick Google search about it. One of the first results was from TechCrunch, which gave Blinkset a glowing review.
Okay, that’s legit enough for me!
You have to sign in to use Blinkset, but it’s a pretty quick process. Once you’re in, you see all these categories, like Instagram, Pinterest, Etsy, Amazon and others.
How it Works
Blinkset flashes “what’s trending” on Instagram, Pinterest, and other social media and e-commerce sites, past your eyes at at high speed. It makes even the most plugged among us wonder where headed as humans.
But it all makes sense. We all process information way too fast. Seeing a images and focussing on only one or two interesting ones could speed up our daily social media ministrations. Would it mean we’d spend less time on it? Might just be wishful thinking…Why not, it’s almost Christmas!
So Much to See, So Much to Love
Sifting through the stuff took awhile, but there’s so much for lovers of fashion and style from top brands, celebs, models and even the Instagram community (more on this in a bit).
The real experience happens when you play a Blinkset. It’s kind of hard to describe, but here’s a YouTube video of it that should help explain things:
I personally don’t like things blinking at me when I go to a website. However, it’s a completely different experience when you can actually control what’s blinking and how fast. It changed something I’m not that keen on and made it into something that’s a lot of fun.
Use it on Your Phone, or Your Computer
I use Blinkset on my phone, but I tried it on my computer and it works just as well. I discovered that you can link your Pinterest and Instagram accounts, so I can see my Pinterest Boards and who I’m following on Instagram in a Blinkset. I love that linking element of it. I’m on Instagram so much, it’s great to have a super quick way to check in on my peeps.
You’ll Get What’s Trending
One thing that you should know: the Instagram hashtags are kinda like any hashtag search it’s unfiltered and whatever is most recent, which means you might see dirty pic here and there. But we’re all adults, right? 😉
Anyway, Blinkset has already helped me in my work as a stylist. I can just blur through like a million fashion looks while I drink my morning coffee, which is a great way to start the day!