Pinterest has rapidly become the new “it” girl in the social media revolution. It’s so hot Kris Jenner would probably trade the chubby Kardashian sister for it. This virtual pin board captures its audience by providing a platform for users to post, share, and showcase all of their ideas and creations.
If Pinterest was cocaine I’d be Lindsay Lohan. #boogersugar
Personally, I am obsessed. Like strap-a-strait-jacket-on-me, pad the walls, obsessed. It will likely take me three days to finish this article because I will pull down my browser and find a new recipe for cookies shaped like puppies, wrapped in bacon, and stuffed in a homemade decoupage box—pin it! Why is this so addictive?
Pinterest is an escape from reality into a dream world full of things you could never have, pictures of girls you could never look like, and crafty items you weren’t creative enough to think of yourself. But what happens when you wake up from the dream? How long can we stay on this fluffy Pinterest cloud before the lightning bolt of reality comes? Let’s examine “Exhibit A” (I have always wanted to say that, don’t get your hopes up there is no Exhibit B. I am way too lazy to fully back up my positions with research, philosophical reasoning or analysis– YAY for Public School).