For the record, I think pinning is a great idea.

Tonight I wanted to pin the Pinterest logo because I’m an insufferable ass, but I knew that it was going to be a fun experiment.

I am a big fan of tumblr’s strategy of promoting posts. It helps me sort through so much trash. If they are never going to implement any kind of list-like features (that would, say, let me keep solid tabs on my closest 20 tumblr friends and not see all 800 blogs as equals), then this is a great feature.

This is such a solid way to get real content in front of people. Outside of some bullshit facebook page adspace, this is the first time that a social network has helped their base (in this case, the content-creators) better highlight their own work for their own audience. I think it’s fun! It’s fun because it helps quality content (literally) float the the surface. If any one of us creates something that takes longer than 5 minutes, you can bet your ass we will see the worth of a 5 dollar investment to make sure no one skims past it. The followers win, too! If they are following your exploits and interested in your goings-on, they would certainly prefer to see something that you go out of your way to promote.

Sure, it could end in an ad-pocolypse, but couldn’t every day end that way? We’ve had over four years of free image hosting, audio hosting, support, community building, and innovation. I’m excited to see them figure out how to serve us while also helping their business grow at the same time.

Perhaps an ass-kissy post but it’s from the heart.

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  1. federovanilla reblogged this from celebraterickysargulesh
  2. schlinkblog reblogged this from celebraterickysargulesh and added:
    More oPINions!
  3. celebraterickysargulesh reblogged this from ohheybill and added:
    If you create something that takes longer than five minutes you should not be paying other people for it to be seen....
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  5. ohheybill reblogged this from bestrooftalkever and added:
    I’m not high strung enough to get upset about my dashboard being upset, I’m just pointing out that there might be more...
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  7. bestrooftalkever reblogged this from ohheybill and added:
    Isn’t all of blogging under the umbrella of narcissism? And if you avoid the tweens, how would they upset your...
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  10. bbbrad reblogged this from bestrooftalkever and added:
    Fully backed.
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