Is Pinterest the Next Prado?

15 Mar

“So much ink has been spilled over something so ridiculously petty. People seem downright incapable of the innocent excitement that comes from seeing other people enjoy a piece of solid writing—and this sadly seems unlikely to change, at least until we change the very language we use to describe it, since by calling the activity of people who traffic in links “curation” instead of “sharing” we imbue it with all sorts of hollow importance and circumscribe it as something wholly apart from the selfless and benevolent sharing of knowledge.”

This guy used to work at Google and is now an art director at Timbuk2.  Follow that link to read the rest of his very interesting thoughts about internet “curation” (Pinterest, Reddit, etc) and the Tumblr wars.

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