When Pinterest first launched in March, 2010, I didn’t get it.
Some of my co-workers tried to explain it to me, diddling their iPhones in the teachers’ lounge. “It’s like an electronic bulletin board. You ‘pin’ things you like.”
It seemed pointless to me, but months later I signed up for an account so that I could see what it was all about. I set up some boards with suggested titles, like “Favorite Places and Spaces” and “Recipes.” They went unused for a few weeks, while I started looking at the feed, trying to get a feel for it. Little by little, I saw pins that I wanted to save. Oh, THAT’S why Pinterest exists. Now I get it. I started following people I knew, and then I started following strangers who pin neat stuff.
Then I noticed that my favorite YouTube videos, which I had posted on my…
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