I have to admit, I haven’t actually used Pinterest in a while now. But yes, there was a phase where I had 20 different boards with one for everything from ‘Nail Art Designs’ to ‘The Vampire Diaries’.
Pinterest can be an extremely addictive social media platform when you do start to use it, but I can’t help but feel how it is a partial rip-off of tumblr. “In terms of visual micro-blogging or social bookmarking websites, Pinterest and Tumblrhave taken center stage as image-driven organizational centers for billions of images, categorized and curated by each user to create their individual profile.” (Happe, 2012) I absolutely love tumblr and do check it once every 2-3 days and have a couple of my own blogs on it as well. However, with Pinterest, when you first start to use it, it’s super exciting with the option to segregate the images you like and the tons of DIY projects it hosts. I even made my own makeup-remover wipes once, which were a fail, but come on, I tried. My mother did start to go crazy with all the projects that I wanted to try and was on the verge of trying to shut down my account somehow (Oh boy) but I stopped eventually.
On a personal note, I don’t think it’s something, like Facebook or Instagram, that could stick on or have your attention for a very long time. It feels a lot like a one-hit wonder to me. Now if only they decided to update it and switch up a couple of things to make it more desirable…
Happe, M. (2012). Tumblr v. Pinterest – which is right for you?. Retrieved 2014, from http://college.usatoday.com/2012/05/01/tumblr-v-pinterest-which-is-right-for-you/