Fuck Pictures

I have never been a huge Thought Catalog fan, though I may be changing my tune after this article on why Pinterest sucks.

An excerpt from the piece by Brian Donovan:

“Pinterest, for those of you who never left the chip bowl, is Facebook without the faces. It traffics in pictures, not of one’s self, but of what you find interesting in that moment: perhaps a clever way to arrange bathroom shelves, or an irresistible preparation of asparagus, or, as of this morning, 75,000 pictures of Ryan Gosling. It really is nothing more than that: lots and lots of images, and people are going nuts over it. A few weeks ago, Pinterest became the fastest stand-alone site to reach 10 million visitors in a month. Which confirms one thing and thing only: America will do anything to avoid having to read.

“Pinterest is not Pinteresting. It’s not Pinjoyable or Pintillating, and honestly, I have no idea how it’s even Pinpassable as Pintertainment. It’s literally the least amount of information that can be put in front of you and still make you feel like you’re looking at something. You admire a photo, re-post it if you like, and if you’re feeling particularly frisky, clink on it to see if it links to a recipe or design idea. That’s it. Basically, imagine going to a museum that’s been curated by someone’s hip aunt using magazines and Hallmark cards as her only resource, and you’ve been to Pinterest.”

And here is the link to the whole piece.  My link function on this site hasn’t been working for a while (definitely my fault and not WordPress’), but if you are too lazy to just cut and paste the below, you must be a Pinterest fan.

http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/pinterest-the-depths-we-will-go-to-not-read/

 

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