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(Business Insider)   Pinterest, whatever the hell that is, is now the 3rd largest social network on the nets   (businessinsider.com) divider line 122
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2012-04-07 10:31:03 PM  
Pinterest is for self-centered housewives
 
2012-04-07 10:47:39 PM  
It's some way to get every last bit of marketing information out of a chick. I don't get the appeal, though.
 
2012-04-07 10:57:28 PM  
Is that like Ohio is the nicest level of Hell?
 
2012-04-07 11:26:55 PM  

2wolves: Is that like Ohio is the nicest level of Hell?


Ohio isn't the nicest anything.
 
2012-04-07 11:32:52 PM  
no no no no no no no
not going to start that
no
fark no
like fark doesnt already suck the life out of me??
 
2012-04-07 11:39:32 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Pinterest is for self-centered housewives


And for centralizing all of the Walking Dead memes.
 
2012-04-07 11:51:03 PM  
I have an account. I'm even interested in some housewifey things. I just haven't figured out what it's good for.
 
2012-04-07 11:51:11 PM  
Yeah, I guess I just don't "get" Pinterest. I tried it out, and it didn't do anything for me. Just another way to get notifications about every single little annoying thing that those you are connected to drag up. Bleah.

/and I don't mind social networking and am happy to use FaceBook, Twitter, and even G+ (a lot of scientists and science writers use it, so there is some worth for me)
 
2012-04-08 12:24:40 AM  
Done in one.
 
2012-04-08 12:45:18 AM  
Isn't Facebook just for self-centered people anyway?
 
2012-04-08 01:46:44 AM  
Wife has almost completely quit Facebook for Pinterest.

I can't decide if this is progress or regression.
 
2012-04-08 01:47:41 AM  
I use Pinterest for interesting things that I want to keep track of, kind of like a photo version of a bookmark, nothing more, nothing less.

I'm convinced that as a site though, it's contributing to a completely globalized mass culture. I see stuff show up that other people posted that originated on Chinese message boards, and I see friends in Asia posting recipes and craft ideas that originated on the mommyblog of some random bored midwestern housewife.
 
2012-04-08 03:23:45 AM  
www.nobelprize.org
Harold Pinter, wondering wtf this has to do with him.
 
2012-04-08 04:17:39 AM  
blog.t3consortium.com
Wondering what a viking helmet full of clam sauce would weigh on Venus.
 
2012-04-08 05:08:14 AM  
It doesn't matter. As we all know only losers use social networks.

/Loser and proud of it.
 
2012-04-08 05:22:23 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Pinterest is for self-centered housewives


You just have to look at the front page to know that the women that love it were/are total bridezillas.
 
2012-04-08 05:37:11 AM  
I dont know how it got so big, you can't even register
 
2012-04-08 06:01:53 AM  
My wife has made some damn fine sammiches inspired by pinterest.

It frightens & confuses me though
 
2012-04-08 06:11:09 AM  
Somewhere in a remote hollowed-out volcano lair, Larry and Sergy are stroking their white persian cats and feeding a few hapless minions to their pet sharks for G+ still not being #1.
 
2012-04-08 06:11:22 AM  
We're going to have an entire planet covered in boring solipsists who won't stop advertising the fact.
 
2012-04-08 06:57:02 AM  
The single time I visited Pinterest, I had a simultaneous DeVeDe creation going (about 2/3 done), and clicking on one image caused my work computer to shut itself down.

I have never had that happen before, and the dependent variable was the visit to Pinterest. Normally, the college maintains its equipment in really good shape.
 
2012-04-08 07:34:37 AM  
My wife uses pinterest for baby stuff and recipes. She's made some really good food from recipes she's found. Also, some simple, helpful household tips (like using those giant black paperclips to keep your cel phone charger cord anchored to a table). While I don't use it, myself, I don't see what all the hate is about. It's just a way for folks to share their interests.
 
2012-04-08 07:38:49 AM  
People who use the internet differently me are the worst!
 
2012-04-08 07:40:26 AM  
Get with it, Subby. Pinterest was Danger Mouse's sidekick.

www.theblackninja.com
 
2012-04-08 07:44:15 AM  

Ed Finnerty: Get with it, Subby. Pinterest was Danger Mouse's sidekick.

[www.theblackninja.com image 512x368]


Er, no that was Penfold.
 
2012-04-08 07:56:48 AM  
A breakdown of Pinterest:

40% This is Why You're Fat.
20% Dieting/fitness inspirationals.
15% Cool household/gardening ideas.
10% Pictures of braided hair.
10% Outfits poster will wear after losing those last 70 pounds.
5% Memes/photoshops posted over and over.
 
db2
2012-04-08 08:05:56 AM  
Pinterest is just 4chan for broads.
 
2012-04-08 08:07:15 AM  

db2: Pinterest is just 4chan for broads.


Dude. Seriously.

Chicks don't like it when you call 'em broads.
 
2012-04-08 08:16:57 AM  
Soooo... Pinterest is just a compressed tumblr then? Maybe we're approaching the singularity of shared information to where we don't have to post anything because we already know it.

/duuuuude.

/early Easter morning
 
2012-04-08 08:20:22 AM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Pinterest is Tumblr for self-centered housewives


Edited for more truthiness.
 
2012-04-08 08:22:24 AM  

skodabunny: Ed Finnerty: Get with it, Subby. Pinterest was Danger Mouse's sidekick.

[www.theblackninja.com image 512x368]

Er, no that was Penfold.


...wait, I thought that was Tennessee Tuxedo's sidekick...
 
2012-04-08 08:25:57 AM  
My lady and I use it to track costuming ideas. It's a bit clunky and slow, but we haven't found a happy alternative yet. Being able to back into the original site is a major help.

/not a housewife
 
2012-04-08 08:36:57 AM  
Thanks, I was wondering what this was about. Not enough to check it out myself, though.
 
2012-04-08 08:39:32 AM  

Bladel: Wife has almost completely quit Facebook our marriage for Pinterest.

I can't decide if this is progress or regression.

 
2012-04-08 08:42:50 AM  
Seems to be basically a much more "visual" photo blog/social sharing site.... and of course, women are generally more visual than men. (other than if men were going to use it for porn).
 
2012-04-08 08:45:55 AM  
Searches for "fist farking" and "lesbian strapon" come up with no hits. It feels like the internet as we know it is changing.
 
2012-04-08 08:56:15 AM  
Guys - snatchly might be what you're looking for.

Definitely, DEFINITELY NSFW
 
2012-04-08 09:15:44 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Searches for "fist farking" and "lesbian strapon" come up with no hits. It feels like the internet as we know it is changing.


Oh dear... :(

farkeruk: Guys - snatchly might be what you're looking for.

Definitely, DEFINITELY NSFW


Aaaaaaannnnndddd... all is right in the world again. :D
 
2012-04-08 10:13:14 AM  
"When he moved to Malibu he had to go door to door and tell everyone he was on pinterest".

t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-04-08 10:20:04 AM  

IlGreven: Britney Spear's Speculum: Pinterest is just Tumblr without the NSFW content for self-centered housewives.

Edited for more truthiness.


Even more truthiness.

I tried Pinterest and found it way too femmy.

I also didn't find anything that I couldn't do with Tumblr.

People just reblog a lot of stuff they either don't have or didn't make just to feel good. Okay, I guess.
And the "pinboards" are not different from "tags" in practical terms.

Now, 52% of the world population is women, so obviously the site has a lot of growth potential.

Pinterest will become the GoodHousekeeping/random-female-oriented-magazine of yesteryear.

And Google+ isn't going anywhere. Only geeks and geeks-wannabes are using that site. Hot chicks and dance club jocks are nowhere near the place.
 
2012-04-08 10:21:37 AM  
Never heard of it before now. Site has great web design (I love forever-scrollers), but the content.... ugh. I think my penis inverted and just got my period reading it.
 
2012-04-08 10:24:55 AM  
You chaps don't know it, but Pinterest is where members of the Super Secret Underground World Feminist Network post coded messages to each other. Those "sandwich recipes?" HA- let's just say that "peanut butter" is a code word for a certain type of fertilizer. And you don't want to know what is being communicated in the so-called "Diet and Exercise" posts.

/soon
 
2012-04-08 10:28:27 AM  
Pinterest is 90% a combination of:

- Shopping / food porn

and

- Hobbies that people want to have without having to actually do

There's nothing wrong with that, but there's nothing sensational about it, either.

Pinterest's reknown as an innovative bookmarking site is mostly due to the general decline of bookmarking. All the major browsers have shiatty bookmarking, but the public's attention span is so short they don't remember that bookmarking used to be much better.
 
2012-04-08 10:52:10 AM  

geek_mars: My wife uses pinterest for baby stuff and recipes. She's made some really good food from recipes she's found. Also, some simple, helpful household tips (like using those giant black paperclips to keep your cel phone charger cord anchored to a table). While I don't use it, myself, I don't see what all the hate is about. It's just a way for folks to share their interests.


This is what I came to post.
 
2012-04-08 10:52:47 AM  
The only thing interesting is the war between the born-agains and the never weres
 
2012-04-08 10:53:17 AM  
At first, I hoped it was some kind of beer website.
 
2012-04-08 11:01:01 AM  

geek_mars: My wife uses pinterest for baby stuff and recipes. She's made some really good food from recipes she's found. Also, some simple, helpful household tips (like using those giant black paperclips to keep your cel phone charger cord anchored to a table). While I don't use it, myself, I don't see what all the hate is about. It's just a way for folks to share their interests.


Because popular and Fark are like matter and antimatter.
 
2012-04-08 11:03:07 AM  
All i use it for is to track and sort pictures/links from the web. I have almost every 'social' feature turned off and i set it up with a dummy name/address
 
2012-04-08 11:07:02 AM  
Pinterest, whatever the hell that is, is now the 3rd largest social network on the nets

... on the Pinternets?
 
2012-04-08 11:10:26 AM  

dletter: women are generally more visual than men


Women are definitely more auditory and men more visual.

However, women are more detail oriented.
 
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