With Valentine’s Day behind us, it’s pretty incredible to consider the amount of love was spread by means of technology. Whether it was a love note email between husband and wife, a Happy Valentine’s Day e-card to a close friend, or a smiling photograph sent over an instant message or Facebook, there are certainly a lot of ways people share their love using digital gadgets.
There are other ways you can use technology to inspire you on Valentine’s Day, or any other holiday for that matter. For instance, Pinterest is popular because it provokes creativity in its users. Pinterest is an inspiration board tool available for free where people around the world share crafts, art, baking, photography, and other creative projects that encourage viewers to create something themselves. My wife always appreciates when I make her something, rather than buy it. Getting ideas from Pinterest makes my creative juices flow.
You can also plug into technology to get a traditional gift for your loved one. Sending someone a card or bouquet of flowers can be done in a matter of minutes with a few clicks of a mouse, or taps on your tablet’s screen. 1800flowers.com is one of the more popular web services for this kind of gift. And it doesn’t stop there. You can also send someone baked goods, gift baskets, and candy! The best part is you can order these things at any time of day or night, so it’s great for procrastinators that wait until the last minute. Remember though; don’t use free public WiFi when you make online purchases. Only buy things over the Internet using a password protected, secure Internet connection, like the one you have at home. You wouldn’t want someone getting your credit card details unexpectedly.
A really neat idea made possible by our Internet technologies is meeting someone online. There are many ways to do it, including dating sites and social groups, but an interesting method is a tool called Instagram. Using this photography app on a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy Note, or a tablet like the iPad mini, users can share their photos, including personal portraits. The concept behind Instagram is to host a social group through photography. Each Instagram users has their own profile that keeps track of their own personal photos. Users can “follow” one another, with an option to be a private user, which requires permission before having access to someone’s profile of photographs.
Like information about technology, sharing love makes everyone’s life better. Embrace the Internet and show someone how much you care. Create something, order online, and for those readers who are single, maybe you’ll find who you’re looking for.