Then some wise a$$ came along and invented the Internet.
Then another wise a$$ who was in love with bulletin boards came along and thought Internet+bulletin board= EPIC. So they started a virtual bulletin board and named it Pinterest.
Except for pinning homey things like school calendars and recipes, you get to pin all the things you can never have (like perfect eye makeup and the crafty creation to END ALL CRAFTY CREATIONS).
It is currently the coolest thing since sliced bread and it has the amazing ability to take you from, "Yeah, I'm pretty cool" to "OMG I AM SUCH A FAILUURREEE. WAHHHHHH." in approximately seven seconds.
Now before you go all rabid Internet addict on me, please realize I am a fan of Pinterest. I'm all for free love.
Wait, that's not right.
What I meant to say was free sharing of awesome/amazing/epic/wonderful ideas (completely STD-free!).
But you gotta admit Pinterest can take over your life just a little bit.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN? IT'S ONLY BEEN FIVE HOURS SINCE I'VE LOOKED UP FROM THE COMPUTER SCREEN. MY EYES HAVE GONE INSTAGRAM BLUR BLURRY. I CAN NO LONGER FEEL MY RIGHT BUTT CHEEK. I SHOULD PROBABLY PEE AND EAT SOMETHING OTHER THAN PENCIL ERASERS AND THE BITTERNESS OF MY OWN UNWORTHINESS. BUT I MUST. HAVE. MORE. PINS
So, I devised a totally non-scientific and quite possibly completely wrong way to devise the number of hours you've spent (wasted? invested?) on Pinterest.
Take the number of pins you currently have (on your Profile page).
Multiply that by the 15 seconds for each pin. (1614*15 = 24210 seconds)
Then divide that by 60 for minutes. (24210/60 = 403.5 minutes)
Then divide that by 60 for hours. (6.725 hours)
And then if your a really hardcore pinner, divide
that by 24 for days ...
6.725 hours? Honestly, my first reaction was, "Hey! That's pretty good!" Of course, that doesn't include times when I sat for hours in a Pin-less wasteland waiting for something good to pop up (BURLAP MASON JARS with MUSTACHES made of BACON?!? YES, PLEASE!).
But if there's 11.7 million users (number found here; accurate? I have no idea) and they have all spent approximately 6 hours perusing the site, that would be ... *whirring sound of my brain* (okay, okay. I used a calculator)
702,000,000 hours, which is ...
2,925,000 days, which is ...
|Remember the life-sucking machine from the Princes Bride?|
It was the prototype for Pinterest.
I'm going to go find a cure for Internet addiction now ...
... pretty sure it's on Pinterest ...
And, oh yeah, if some math whiz wants to tell me if there's something wrong with this formula (completely possible), please do so. It's upsetting to think 8,000 years of life have been spent Pining ... I mean Pinning.
Also, can someone more talented than me make this into an Infographic so I can PIN IT!?!
That would be great. Thanks.