Pinterest is called the worlds catalogue of ideas.
It is a way to show what articles you’re reading, interested in or want to look at sometime. In fact, I really delved into it for a short time but lately my interest is waning. I pinned a lot
to my boards but there’s only so much pinning you can do. Perhaps Pinterest stands for Passing Interest, as it is in
my case. Unfortunately for me it’s like a lot of social media in that it’s taken up with pictures and articles of
food and fashion. Of course there are political, religious and other issues being pinned but the one that’s not there really
is hope. The message being don’t go pinning your hopes on Pinterest.
You can ‘follow’ other people and see where their interest lies or you
can follow particular ‘boards’ of interest that others pin their articles on. It is interesting to see what other
people are interested in, what they are reading and so this is another site where you can sit back and watch others. Mind you
people only pin what they want to pin so they are presenting an identity that they choose to present. It may or may not be the
true essence of the individual.
like most social media my partner got interested in it and has an account and then I got all these messages in our joint email inbox regarding this site and what’s trending.
I got interested, so i set up my own account and I found it’s yet another time-waster. Funny how everyone complains about being time poor yet there are all these social media sites that are great time-wasters?? They are the great disruptors and perhaps these sites truly are deliberate distractions from reality?
I don’t know but maybe I’ll get back into it one day, for now I’m too busy with others in the social media stable and blogging of course. Facebook and Instagram are now taking more than their share of my time on social media. I’m still old school enough to wonder what we did before social media, before the internet and it’s wild west approach. Technology has made it easier to communicate and present identities yet somehow all this time spent on the computer/internet/smartphones have
taken away attention from family and community. It’s an issue we’re going to have to face if not now then some time
in the near future if we haven’t already.
Stay tuned for my look at LinkedIn…