Social media has yet another purpose in our lives; a medium in which to propose.
Yesterday Curt Buthman made Vine history by being the first to propose to his girlfriend Marsha Collier on Twitter that included a looping proposal video. Luckily for Buthman, she accepted and saved him from regretting proposing in such a public manner. The congratulations and well wishes have been flooding in ever since including those from savvy companies wanting their brands attached to the landmark event.
Think of all the other unconventional uses for social media that have gone untapped so far. The web is not biased, you can use it in good taste or bad and if there is an event or situation that is in need of a medium to express it social media will eventually oblige. While we wait for the newest trends to hit enjoy some of social media’s greatest and worst practices.
In an effort to find a job, Philippe Dubost, a Web Product Manager created an Amazon lookalike resume that went viral throughout social media.
Live tweets from surgery
For educational purposes, the Spire Bushey Hospital in Waterford used Twitter and Vine to broadcast a surgery. They lived tweeted the event and included several short videos throughout.
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Charlie Sheen threatens media
You don’t need to punch a photographer anymore when you can just threaten them on Twitter. Charlie Sheen used the social media website to inform them of what would happen if they didn’t stop harassing his ex-wife for being too thin.
Bang With Friends
Bang With Friends was launched earlier this year to make sure you can find out which of your Facebook friends is as sexually irresponsible as you are.
Amanda Bynes tweets revealing pictures
Why just call the police when you can broadcast it on Twitter and announce your fears of Amanda Bines ever deteriorating psyche. One concerned writer did and caused the actress to lash out.
John Mayer overshares on Twitter
Celebrities have been oversharing since Twitter began. Who doesn’t want to know about Geri Hallwell first orgasm or the state of John Mayer’s penis?
There’s my dildo
You don’t need to be a celebrity to overshare on Twitter as was proved when a lonely guy live tweeted his trip to the ER after getting a vibrating dildo stuck up his rear.
Criminal activity is not new to social media but recently several hospital workers, a business man and a grandfather were arrested for selling a child on Facebook after telling the child’s mother her baby was stillborn.