Pinterest is Dead

When I do Google searches, Pinterest boards often come up in the search results so I’ve been browsing there more than I used to. Pinterest has recently developed a policy where they drastically truncate the results, making it impossible to browse full pages or results unless you join up and log in using Facebook or an e-mail address. No thanks.

That lets me out, so this “service” is rendered extinct. There’s no point looking at a site that essentially dies the minute you try to use it and then holds you as a hostage. Say “Hello” to the dinosaurs Pinterest.

Out of sight, out of mind.

UPDATE: Pinterest is surprisingly easy to forget. One month later I have ignored it completely, and when it comes up in search engines I bypass it. It’s only habit you know?




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4 Comments on “Pinterest is Dead”

  1. raggedpoet Says:

    Initially I thought Pinterest was a great concept, but it has been taken over, like everything else by social media hamster wheel. Not only that if you Google images a huge percent come from Pinterest, and trying to find the original source is nearly impossible. As an artists and one who does her utmost to respect the work of others, I find this unacceptable.

    Social Media scares me, the power it has over people, especially the young is horrifying I know this is OT to your post but the other day my daughter, who is hugely influenced by FB, YouTube etc came and told me that a great way to deal with headlice is to treat them with Frontline, a cat flea treatment. Excuse me? True its all over the internet as advice…. and yet this is not proven at all safe i humans, and has to be strictly measured and timed between does for animals. It can apparently have a very damaging effect of major body organs.

    As far as I can see Orwell’s 1984 has come to life in Facebook and the ilk.

    • JJ ColourArt Says:

      It is a sad thing that so many believe what they read online without question. Oh yes, finding original sources: it’s harder to penetrate the layers.

      Social media is vacuous, it’s a false face of being “social” a complete crock but people do like to follow others without deeper thought.

      If this is the best that human intellect chooses to do, we are a doomed species. I feel sometimes that people want so much for someone to save them, to tell them what to do, that they will do anything not to think or make decisions for themselves. That unfortunately is a path to greater fear and loss of choice.

  2. Roseanne Dix Says:

    this is very interesting. Ive only just started looking at Pinterest and didn’t think much of it at all. I gathered that people didn’t really want to share their ideas so they made it tricky to access their pages. A bit of a waste of time I think.

    • JJ ColourArt Says:

      But “their” pages are mostly pins from other people, not their work at all, so it’s pretty silly.

      It’s a place to gather images from the Internet pertaining to your interests, much like a real world bulletin board or mood board. Not a bad idea, but if you’re merely pointing to the work of others, that IS available, why the totalitarianism about access?

      As you say, it’s a waste of time.

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