Friday, July 8, 2011

Down the rabbit hole: Pinterest Vertigo

My wife introduced me to Pinterest before I went to Paris, but naturally I was too distracted to bother with it until I got back. Now, I've gone down the rabbit hole into the wonderland of the American art of consumption. The nice thing is that it has been purely visual consumption—completely free, although I can't say that it's not a gateway to actual spending.

 a screenshot of some of my pins

Pinterest is a "virtual pinboard" with a nifty little "Pin It" link for your browser that allows you to pin things onto your board. I decided to create a Take-out Photo collection of boards where I can add pins of my favorite photo books, photographers, ideas for displaying photos, inspiration, and so on. I will probably add other boards unrelated to photography (food, Paris stuff). My own boards are fairly sparse (some empty) for now, but now that I'm fully down the rabbit hole, I'm sure I'll create my own virtual wunderkammer (i couldn't resist, sorry). Check it out and follow me if you sign up. It's like one-click blog posting. It's like curating without the headache of acquisitions. It's like a bowl of peanut butter M&Ms without the calories.


Unknown said...

I have been on for a while and have oodles of people following my boards, and I have NOTHING on there yet. I haven't taken the time to understand it. It only took me 3 years to get twitter...I am hoping I will understand pinterest soon : )

Jill said...

I haven't taken the plunge yet, but I can see how it can be totally if I really need another reason to be online!

michelle said...

It's just like all of those things. And I haven't found it to be a gateway to actual consumption. Just pure happiness.

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