If you haven’t heard of Pinterest yet, it’s the latest popular social network. It allows you to “pin” images and categorize them onto boards. It’s like 90% female at this point, and I don’t predict males rushing to join anytime soon.
As I use Pinterest more and more, I realize what it’s doing to me:
1. Making me fat—Pinterest is full of recipes. My “Nom Nom” board is by far my biggest. I’ve tried a couple recipes, but not too many. Even if I don’t make a recipe after looking at Pinterest, looking at Pinterest still makes me hungry and I eat something else.
B. Giving me puppy fever—Too many people post pictures of cute animals—especially puppies. I already want a puppy, and Pinterest is making it worse.
3. Making me depressed about how un-crafty I am—People post creative crafting projects on Pinterest. Ones they’ve completed or ones they want to try. I don’t even bother because I know A) I’ll never get the motivation to do the project and B) If I do, I’d fail.
D. Giving me ideas of lots of things to buy when I have the money—Pinterest is full of great products: time-savers, funny gifts, stuff for the home and more. I’ll have plenty of things to buy when I have the money to do so.
Pinterest is really new, and it will be interesting to see where it goes as it grows. But I’m sure no matter what, it’ll always be doing the four things I listed above. If you want to follow my boards, you can do so here.