Yeah I know I’m doing this weird “What I Wish” trend, but it works so just bare with me as I get it out of my system. Or I could be obnoxious and make this a usual thing like progress reports and reasons I’m single but awesome posts… Hmmm
Anywho, I was on pinterest again after not being on for a full 24 hours (which is quite a feat considering my social media addictions). As I was browsing to see who pinned what my stomach began to churn at some of the pins. I realized that no matter what social media site you go to there will be people that abuse the site and not follow proper etiquette. Here are just a few examples
Now I am not complaining about people pining fitness tips or workouts, but when you have pins devoted to curing hemorrhoids and stopping anal leakage then I think it’s time to take things back to your private folders in your web browser. Seriously, no one else needs to know that you have these medical issues.
Hot People Pictures
I love a good “Hey, girl” pin as much as the next girl, but having a whole board devoted to good looking people is just creepy. It’s like you’re begging people to know that you’re unhappy, single, and crying to your cats every night that your Taylor Lautner/Channing Tatum/Mr. Darcy prince hasn’t come yet. And when men do it it is just as bad as having a room full of sports illustrated posters. And I mean the swim suit edition ones, not of athletes or anything decent like that.
Things That Should Stay In The Bedroom And Off The Internet…
I guess my last point is probably the most disturbing of all. When I start to follow people I know from facebook on pinterest I expect the same amount of discretion you use on other social media sites (okay that may not be much for some people, but any intelligent person knows that anything on facebook is out there for EVERYONE). Seeing an old teacher pin things like “How to bring 50 shades of Grey into the Bedroom” is disturbing. Oh and seeing a former acquaintance create a board devoted to Satanic art (including a few pedo bear pictures) is right up there with 50 Shades of Grey pins. Though I’m usually not one to care or even complain about an individuals beliefs I felt reporting pins was necessary once the pedo bear started popping up…
People of the pinterest world, take heed to my post. Pinterest is just as public as every other site (and you are kidding yourself if you believe any information you put on social media sites is kept private). And remember, keep some things to your web folders and not on pinterest.