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to boycott Pinterest because they won't let me browse?!

(19 Posts)
bibbitybobbityyhat Sun 12-Mar-17 20:51:01

I find it really annoying!

But at the same time, I'm dying to know what I'm missing grin

Can you describe it to me? What happens over there? Can you have nice chats with people?

lljkk Sun 12-Mar-17 20:53:42

Neah, I'm with you. too much faff to ever get onto Pinterest.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sun 12-Mar-17 20:54:03

It's not really a talk board. It's just images.

INXS Sun 12-Mar-17 20:54:55

YANBU!

AlpacaPicnic Sun 12-Mar-17 20:55:38

No, you don't chat. There is a message function but I hardly use it. I just use it for collecting recipes that I'll never bake home decor ideas, and what I call my 'cheer up' boards which are just collections of fluffy animals, kittens and alpacas mostly.
Just sign up! You can always cancel if you decide it's not for you...

GloGirl Sun 12-Mar-17 20:56:35

It's not really a community. It's like a glossy magazine so you can flick through and "pin" images onto something like a designer's mood board.

I love it and have lots of boards with lots of pins.

GloGirl Sun 12-Mar-17 20:58:30

Like this but it's easy to scroll and see lots of lots of similar types on various subjects

LadyOfTheCanyon Sun 12-Mar-17 20:59:55

'Browsing' on Pinterest is just searching though, isn't it? Or have I been doing it wrong?
You put 'kittens' in the search bar and Bingo!

FelixtheMouse Sun 12-Mar-17 20:59:55

It's a picture book with a message function and s lot of faff to get into. I've given up on it. You can find most of what's there using google.

highinthesky Sun 12-Mar-17 21:01:52

I use P'Interest like an online scrapbook.

I have to say I find the app v awkward though.

SwedishEdith Sun 12-Mar-17 21:05:38

It's just for my alternative fantasy life really - unattainable hairstyles and rooms, mostly.

Ameliablue Sun 12-Mar-17 21:06:03

It's a bit annoying that you have to sign in but I do find it really useful. It's a great way to collect and share ideas.

fruitlovingmonkey Sun 12-Mar-17 21:09:46

It's a bit buggy sometimes but a really good way of saving things I find around the web. So much better than bookmarks (I never get around to organising them and end up with an inconveniently long list).

clairethewitch70 Sun 12-Mar-17 21:10:22

Pinterest is an online scrapbook. You collect ideas online and pin them onto a relevant board so they are easy to find. I don't use it to chat even though I have more than 27,300 followers and hundreds of boards (can you tell I am addicted to Pinterest?)

bibbitybobbityyhat Sun 12-Mar-17 22:00:51

LadyoftheCanyon - but you can't browse Pinterest unless you are signed up.

Quite often something on Google images will take me to Pinterest and I start to have a look around and then three quarters of the screen goes black and I can't see any more if I don't sign up!

Fuck 'em.

SleepFreeZone Sun 12-Mar-17 22:06:59

Totally agree.

Crunchymum Sun 12-Mar-17 22:42:17

Auch, I quite like Pinterest..... I don't even have FB blush

bibbitybobbityyhat Mon 13-Mar-17 00:04:28

I missed that ...you can have followers on Pinterest! Wow. What do they follow you for?

GloGirl Mon 13-Mar-17 08:15:30

You can follow a person so everything they pin shows up in your home page, like Facebook's homepage but Pinterest also show you things they think you'd like. You can choose just to follow specific boards rather than a person.

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