There’s a board on Pinterest called Fish Fingers and Custard!. If Pinterest is your first major foray into social networks beyond FaceBook, it will look a bit strange. But if you’ve spent any time on Tumblr, it will look very, very familiar.
And I think that’s a good thing. To a large extent, Pinterest feels like the product pages and ads from House Beautiful, Martha Stuart Living, Cosmo, Fine Cooking, FHM and… wel,l all those other magazines that are little more than glorified catalogues.
The intrusion of a quirkier, less product-placement mentality from the world of Tumblr is a welcome development.
What is still lacking, though, is an intrusion from the world of journalism – with all the stunningly pictorial events happening around the world, from tornadoes and other climate change catastrophes to war and famine (and even the odd nice thing) this is a still a lack of boards and pins reflecting any kind of political or social awareness and interest.
- Pinterest – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
- fish fingers and custard | Tumblr.
- I go ‘ding’ when there’s stuff..