Modern society has officially become stupid! I must admit, there are some things in this crazy world of ours that I don't understand. No surprise there. When the social media buzz began several years ago, I jumped on the bandwagon like most others. I have a Facebook account and a Facebook page for my radio station. I have Twitter accounts, an Instagram profile, a Pinterest account and used to have a Myspace page, an Ello account, a Google+ page and even dabbled with Tsū before it died. I did all this, not because I was a social maven of any sort, I did it because I had started a streaming radio station and was looking for exposure. To this day, I keep up with the Facebook page, the Instagram account and post on Twitter but the Pinterest account has been lagging, auto-posting certain items but not really engaging. I logged on to my Pinterest account this morning for the first time in several months and something I saw prompted me to write this post.
If there are any Pinterest experts out there, please get in touch with me and explain to me what this is, its significance and how it came to be. I saw a Pinterest board to which I am a follower, I guess, don't know how I got to be a follower but it is a board called 'stairs'. The board has only two "pins" of the same set of stairs from two different angles. The board has 3,632 followers! Are there really over three thousand people in this word who hold such fascination with these two pictures of the same flight of stairs, or is there something else going on? I am truly at a loss to explain this. I suspect it has something to do with a bot somewhere and involves scraping information from the followers of this board. Something to do with "clicks" or some other nefarious scam. I have to believe that or I will drive myself crazy contemplating someone knowingly and willingly following this board obsessing over these two photos of the same set of stairs.
Sorry for the rant, just something that made me go hmmmmm.