|Pinterst IRL via La Carmina|
Pinterest is for girls, you guys. Haha, good one. Girls can't use the internet, can they? They're all, let me talk about my day at work first for five hours, then they step into a mop bucket and get their foot stuck and fall out the window and you have to go help them parallel park. Or maybe I'm wrong, at least according to this woman-splaining piece on Clever Girls Collective about how pervasive the sexism in writing about Pinterest by the male-dominated tech writing world has been.
Whether or not Pinterest is a site “for women,” women make up 70%–80% of its user base and 97% of its fans on Facebook. That’s just the current reality. Meanwhile, men still do a majority of the tech blogging…and most of the men in the tech blogging world missed the boat on Pinterest. They didn’t get it, they thought it was “just for women,” and they dismissed it.
You know what that means? Every woman you know is a thief and a liar. (What else is new, right fellas?). I think that's the takeaway from this piece on The Awl, wherein Choire Sicha calls Pinterest an orgy of internetty-balderdashery, writing "...more than early Napster, more than Megaupload, more than any government-seized hip-hop blog, Pinterest is entirely copyright-infringement. It's just that, unlike with music and movies, there's no dumb and hostile industry lobby that represents, say, "every photographer everywhere."
Business Insider takes a similar view in this piece Pinterest Might Be Enabling Massive Copyright Theft, while ReadWriteWeb digs in as well with How Pinterest Uses Your Content Without Violating Copyright Laws. Predictably, Megaupload fanbois on both sites R MAD because porn torrents are 10% harder to find now than they were a few weeks ago before fat Kiwi James Bond villain Hand Lotion Man was nabbed by the FBI, and that ≠ FREEDOM or something.
In other words, Pinterest is the new Tumblr. See two pieces of mine from earlier this year in which I completely contradict myself on this matter for more. Why Tumblr is making us all stupid + Photography is a fraud | Stealing other blogs' content.
|via FOX. Cool that I borrow this image?|
For real though, men should embrace Pinterest. Not because it's got a clever interface and pleasing aesthetic, but because it's a portal into the fucking future. The future of what you're having for dinner someday when you're lady cooks it with her lady hands.
Our old pal Gordo has found himself on the wrong side of the law, with a lengthy stay in a Brixton prison, the Telegraph reports (via Grub Street). How long does it take to a film a tv show, because that's how long his stay was, I should point out. Oh, three months, it says it right there in the first graph in the link. At the end of one day of filming, a potato peeler went missing, and the prison had to be put on lock down.
Explains an anonymous source, whose use of pointless hyperbole in no way makes me think it was Ramsey himself, "When they were counting up the kitchen equipment at the end of the day's filming they realised they only had 11 potato peelers, when they thought they'd brought in 12. In prison, a potato peeler could be used as an absolutely devastating weapon."
The most amazing deadly weapon in the world, he went on to say probably. For the first time ever, this brilliant potato peeler may well have been used to slice up an absolutely gorgeous Brixton holligan Wellington. Also presumably lost, the fucking riz-ott-tohhhh, you donkey.
There's no other news.