Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pinterest

I keep hearing about this service called Pinterest, and I am starting to see little "pin it" links on article for popular sites, but I really didn't have clue what the service actually you know did up until I read this post by Lifehacker. I think that the reason that I haven't heard of it is that I already have several strategies for managing the information that Pinterest was developed to manage.  For one I blog, when I find an interesting link I start a new post here and save the link.  Eventually I might post about it, but if I don't well I have it.  Then there are actual bookmarks and bookmark syncing systems.   I have moved away from this a little bit because my bookmarking hierarchies are retarded and get way way too deep and the nesting is out of hand.  Another strategy that I use for managing information overload is I remember broad strokes very vividly and then with a little google tomfoolery I can generally get to what it was that I was on about within a few minutes.  This strategy is a little hit and miss and really subject to my cognitive state when I'm searching and when I reading so the results have been mixed at best.  With enough interest I usually get there, unless the internet has borked and the thing I was thinking about has fallen off the internet (happens often for interesting things).

I may end up giving Pinterest a longer look and decide how they manage the backend, if they capture a snippet of the content on the end of the pin and keep it on their servers this could be really useful but if it is just a "bookmark" service that just pulls info via webscraping everytime you look this will be useless really quickly for my purposes.  I have an idea for testing, but because it's in invite only so I'll see if I get one.

13 comments:

  1. Seems like fusion of a blog and twitter, maybe there's a market there, not really sure.

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  2. Sounds like an interesting project!

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  3. I don't look up enough stuff to use that but it does sound like a good thing.

    When ever I read a post about dealing with all the info the internet lets us access I'm always so glad I live today and not in the 11th century! Cause though we have problems today, they had real problems!

    Let me know how it turns out!

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  4. For what I use it Pinterest is good, I hope you find a way :)

    and i just want to clear something up. I don't want to be a bore here but I was just wondering. Are the comments you leave on my blog meant to be mean, or do they just happen to "feel" as mean sometimes... Just asking.

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  5. My sister is all about Pintrest, seems like girls really latch on to that site.

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  6. If you ask me, it's like a watered down version of Reddit for women.

    I'll pass on it.

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  7. Never heard of it interesting tho

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  8. Hmm... very pinteresting. It sounds like an addictive combination! Following btw.

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  9. Pintrest is for housewives!

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  10. Pinterest sound a bit meh to me.

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  11. I cant handle anymore social media atm

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