This is not going to end well

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  1. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Steven Sword!

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    There's a new social network around. (That's bad enough, but it gets worse.)

    It's now registering more traffic than YouTube, Google Plus or Reddit. What's its secret? Is it catching on with those young, hip, skateboarding, breakdancing twentysomethings? No....it owes its success to the complete opposite. It's the Lawrence Welk of social media, unabashedly unhip and whitebread, and proud of it. Its userbase is nearly entirely craft-crazy food-obsessed probably-plump females. There are simply more of them than of you.

    If this is the first time you hear this word, be prepared to hear it about 324,231,019 more times before the year's out. "Pinterest."

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    How's it work? In a nutshell:
    It's a good question. How simplistic can social media get? And if it gets any bigger, is everyone gonna be forced to get a Pinterest account or be locked out of society? Is TZ going to have to have a Pinterest button to remain relevant? Is every post going to have one installed in 2013?

    On to why this isn't going to end well. The Web as a whole is an ugly alley where the immature and the cruel reign supreme simply because the better of us get tired of fighting them and give up. Pinterest is very different from any other kind of gathering site that has ever happened. It's heavily censored and filled with sheltered people (Mormons make up a large percentage of users currently). It's the equivalent of a happy 7-year-old girl skipping into a biker bar full of Hell's Angels, sitting at the center table, opening her Smurfs lunch box and cheerily singing "Isn't it the most loveliest day?"

    It's just screaming "Invade me, hack me, fill me with the worst things possible." The moment 4Chan finds out about this it's all over.

    They have no idea how evil people can get, and they're about to find out. It might be fun to watch from a distance, though.

    http://www.pinterestyouaredrunk.com
    Here's how you can see the worst of it so far without actually having to wade in there.
     
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  2. Aquadementia

    Aquadementia That's a lot of Mulaney!

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    What, the internet isn't big enough for wedding planers and scrapbookers?

    It's kind of like saying you're looking to get hacked for those funny little drawings you do.

    After a brief browsing of it, it's kind of a clever site. It's basically a cute way to do bookmark sharing.

    It looks like a trivial use, but I can see the value in it. I've been in the spot where I wasted a lot of time finding something on the internet the hard way, when nearly everyone else knew about it. But since everyone was keeping that information private, they all probably wasted just as much time looking for it.

    Sorry, but you look past that it's kind of middle class and woman orientation, it's a smart site.
     
  3. Kitschensyngk

    Kitschensyngk is on a ridey-ride to hell

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    I've seen the homepage. Looks like what would happen if Tumblr collided with Etsy.
     
  4. Dynamite XI

    Dynamite XI Whoa, where have I been?

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    True story: the first time I saw the logo was in a friend's Facebook post, and I thought it was some brand of beer that I hadn't heard of.
     
  5. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Steven Sword!

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    Kiddington tut tut

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    They're (Yahoo mostly, with other randomly assorted internet writers thrown in for good measure) already calling it the next Facebook killer. You know, as if Google+, Twitter, tumblr, and the like simply don't cut it.

    I don't see how that's even remotely possible given that the demographics between this and the aformentioned are totally different, but I guess at this point, I can believe anything.
     
  7. Aquadementia

    Aquadementia That's a lot of Mulaney!

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    All the comments are like "Obama needs to quit screwing around on Pinterest and focus on important things like finding me a job! Now, what's this other Yahoo article about Lohan going back to court?"


    But, is there something I'm missing about Tumblr by not being a member?
    The Pinterest interface looks considerably better.
     
  8. Anyone00

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    I just saw a human interest story on NBC Nightly News about Pinterest.
     
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