I was laughing at someone’s board with my friend the other night and we realized that, just like Facebook and Twitter and every other social platform where people are sharing too goddamn much….ahem….there are a handful of personality types on Pinterest as well. In fact, exactly like on the other social platforms, there are users that annoy the hell out of me on Pinterest also. I know that surprises you.
This pinner has 40 boards stuffed full of books that all say they are amazing. You did not read all of those books and if you are reading that much, you are unemployed and should get a job. ONE book board or TWO book boards, I get that, but not pages and pages full of books. No one asked you to be the Pinterest librarian and furthermore, I don’t believe all of those books are great reads. How come no one has a book board called “Books that Sucked and Stole 8 Hours From Me that I Will Never Get Back.”
Low Expectations Pinner
I’ve seen boards titled “Things I Wish You Would Buy Me” or Things I’d like for My Birthday” or whatever, it’s shit I want, but it’s filled up with gas station gadgets. Like my friend said “I feel like I’m in a Dollar Store in Chinatown.” I am tempted to buy you that crap and send it to you so you feel stupid for not asking for something better. I understand keeping the price range low to be nice to your kids, but we’re talking about a public board on the internet where strangers can view all of your wishes and desires. You honestly don’t want anything more than a plastic dreamcatcher and the tub of Jergens lotion?
I’ll Eat Anything Pinner
Food and recipes and pretty pictures of food and recipes are probably the most popular topics on Pinterest. I even have a food board and I don’t cook, and there is a good chance I will never make any of that stuff but will look at it a lot. You know, like porn. Kind of. It’s called food porn. Anyway, there are foodies that are pinning baloney (that’s right I like that better than bologna) sandwiches with special cheese and dogtopus soup 1 Hold on, I have to go make something to eat.
I know everyone loves them some infographics. I do too sometimes. I also get annoyed by them when the print is too small to read and the pictures don’t make sense. ALSO if I have to scroll too long on pinterest, I just stop reading. I don’t even know how 90% of the infographics I’ve looked at end because I needed to stop to find my bifocals and forgot I was looking at an infographic on Pinterest or I just got tired of scrolling. I will be glad when this fad is done. I hope we move on to holograms or something.
People that Don’t Pin Edward Norton
I had a sneaky suspicion there were an enormous amount of Edward Norton photos on Pinterest. And not all of them are Fight Club quote memes. There are pictures of Edward Norton pointing, smiling, standing there, and just looking like beat up Fight Club narrator, Edward Norton. I decided to search Edward Norton and holy crap there were pictures and pictures and boards full of Edward Norton, and you know what? There were STILL not enough Edward Norton pictures on Pinterest.
Some of you are not pinning enough Edward Norton pics and this is annoying. I may have to start an Edward Norton board. This is important.
Which kind of Pinterest user annoys you?
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