What better example for an online positive community than one called We Heart It?!
The best thing about We Heart It is that it is a visual free-for-all. Also, users can share everything from landscape photography to funny image macros, from Disney movie stills to outfit photos. After a quick sign-up everyone is free to endlessly scroll through the site’s kaleidoscopic fare, clicking on the ones they like to “heart” and save them. Yes, you can actually save them unlike Instagram.
Apart from a tagging system, there are no words allowed on the website. Members communicate purely through visual expression. To some extent, maybe this is a limitation as people sharing an interest for fashion or photography, for instance, cannot connect to each other. However, there is a positive side to it – no bullying, offensive or teasing comments under pictures.
For those looking for something in particular, various sections or ‘Inspirations’ are made to facilitate the search. Fancy photos from the Academy Awards? Oscars section is there.
Combining Pinterest’s image-sharing platform with Tumblr’s teenage appeal, We Heart It is a perfect storm of what becomes viral success on the visual Web. It has a hit with 20 million users, who just can’t get enough of it.