A Look at the Social Media Landscape of VanCity : What’s Buzzing in Vancouver – Editorial

Inside jokes are the ultimate form of exclusivity. For those who are in on the antics and understand what the punch line is, the slightest reference is enough to set them off into fits of laughter. But for the outsiders, it can be just plain annoying. Even when explained, chances are it’s still not going to be very funny because “you just had to be there”.

It’s these inside jokes and shared experiences that social media is built on. Whether you’re pinning on Pinterest or blogging on your blog, you never have to feel excluded once you immerse yourself in an online community or can relate. No matter where you are or who you are, thanks to a few social platforms, there’s always someone that ‘gets’ you.

Ever waited in line at Cafe Medina? Spent a far-from-sober-Saturday-night at The Roxy? Sat in traffic over the Lions Gate Bridge? If the answer is no, then you may want to stop reading, otherwise you’re about to be one of those annoyed people wondering what’s so funny about Definitely Raining. Consider yourself warned.

This microblog on Tumblr is the epitome of the ultimate inside joke because it can only be understood by true Vancouverites. It’s short, simple, and effective. Plus it’s funny. #win

Tumblr is a platform where users can post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog, referred to as microblogging. If you’re looking to captivate readers with endless sentences and complicated vocabulary – this isn’t the platform for you. However, if it’s something short and sweet that you’re after, look no further than Tumblr. With 59.4 million blogs, you’re sure to find someone who shares your passion for hockey, scrapbooking, Star Trek–whatever it may be.

With a mere 28 posts so far to its name, Definitely Raining is still in its infancy, but it’s a prime example of how simple content can bring people together through a common bond. Which is just what social media is all about.