My friend Aaron Abbott directed me to this article today, on the Pinterest phenomenon and, in particular, Mormons on Pinterest (Mitt Romney's wife among them), and this quote from Rosalynde Welch (herself a Mormon, totally beside the point) struck a chord:
You can read her excellent column here -- what do you think about her statement
The real temptation of Pinterest, I would suggest, is the lure of an imaginary identity, a Pinterest-self for display only, a profile created entirely by the visual consumption of images rather than imaginative production.and the phenomenon of Pinterest? Is it healthy? Is it for status-seeking? Is it harmless mind candy, a treasure trove of tutorials? Inspirational-aspirational? Or defeating, demoralizing, a keeping-up with the Joneses, the Joneses being the
A visual catalog of things you like or speak to you in some way... or a public scroll of insecurities and neuroses?
Would love to hear your thoughts, gentle readers.
p.s. You should follow Aaron's pins - he has exquisite, masculine taste!