What I’ve Learned From Pintrest
I’ve been active on Pintrest for a few weeks now, and so far I’ve learned a few things:
- There’s a chart for everything. From diets, to gardening layouts, to exercise, to what you should before, during and after sex, to what to wear with what.
- People will believe almost anything if it’s on the internet. One pin even espoused the crushing of watermelon seeds, boiling them, then drinking the water as a way of dieting, while another told me to eat nothing but one hard-boiled egg a day for a month and “be amazed” and my weight loss. Oh man, what a load of crap.
- People love to pin and re-pin delicious-looking recipes in the hope others will think they’re masterchefs. My mac ‘n cheese never looks anything like the touched-up little masterpieces on Pintrest, but the kids wolf it down like there’s no tomorrow.
One day, there’ll be a real-life version of PIntrest that will launch spectactularly, run for a short while until the users realise how mundane their lives are, then it will fall in a heap as those users swing back to perving vicariously at things they could, but will never, do.