Sunday, July 22, 2012

The trouble with curation

Someone on Pinterest once posted a slide that read: “Pinterest: Where women go to plan imaginary weddings, dress children that don’t exist and decorate homes we can’t afford.” But to focus on the “aspirational” aspect is to miss the point. People don’t post stuff because they wish they owned it, but because they think they are it, and they long to be understood, which is different.
Read it. Tell me what you think!

P.S. The picture above is my favorite picture I've ever pinned. Ha!

1 comment:

  1. Hmmmmm.

    "The site’s co-founder, Ben Silbermann, has said that in creating the site, he was just picking up on something people were already doing — i.e., collecting beautiful things and using them as a way to express who they are to the world"

    It seems I totally missed the point then. I use it for what I thought it was - as the name suggests - an online pinning board. Mostly for recipes, actually. And I love it for that - as bookmarks never worked for this purpose.