True confession - I'm mad at the saintly Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/). Now don't get me wrong, I love social media and was an early adopter of it, and I know Pinterest is great, amazing, fantastic, don't know how I lived without it, blah, blah, blah. I already had an account and I thought it was fine, but certainly not life altering.
BUT, how come life as I knew it was great until about 3 weeks ago when everyone I know started pushing Pinterest on me - as though not being an active user of Pinterest was a major social faux pas - akin with not having Facebook or something REALLY awful. As well, on my organization's Facebook page (which I manage), almost every single nonprofit organization I know is posting about and singing the praises of Pinterest, sharing "how to" tutorials, asking why you aren't using Pinterest and why you really need to immediately join the band wagon, and carrying on like each and every respectable nonprofit simple cannot function with this technology.
It feels like "group think" to me and way too much pressure. Why the sudden popularity of this one technology? I find it very odd. Are people getting bored with the "old" standbys of Twitter, blogs and Facebook? Why do groups suddenly en mass decide something is right and good? Why do people persistently push the latest fad on you?
I do realise I sound cranky and uncooperative - but I'm actually not, I'm just really, really tired of hearing about Pinterest!
p.s. I did once find the most adorable picture of two pigs swimming in a pool on Pinterest. Those pigs remind me of us in the nonprofit sector, working so diligently to do our missions! Pinterest definitely does have some good features!