Why Pinterest Pi**es Me Off
Great. Another new social media tool that everyone’s clamoring about.
First, a looong time ago, I had to adopt to E-mail. Then MySpace. Then Facebook became all the rage, even though it was virtually the same as MySpace. LinkedIn became Facebook for business, so I was all over that. Then it was Twitter. I never had time for coffee before any of this came about, and now I’m brewing as I’m tweeting in-between texts.
And NOW I’m supposed to create a scrapbook online too?
Look… I consider myself a forward-thinking person. I watch the trends, see where the flow is going, and decide what’s for me. But I can’t see running off to the newest shiny object before I’ve figured out what these five other shiny objects mean to me and my life.
That’s part of the problem, of course. Deciding which shiny objects to ignore and which to spend time on.
There were predictions made 50 years ago that the population of today (2012) would have more leisure time than ever before. With the advent of machines doing all the work and thinking for us, that we would have more time to vacation, play golf, or do whatever we wanted to do than with any other generation in human history.
I now know where all that time is going for most of us.
I think I’ll go play a round of golf instead.
- Bill Guertin is a sales expert, author, speaker, and CEO of The 800-Pound Gorilla, a sales training and consulting company near Chicago. He’s an average golfer (probably because of all the time he spends on social media now), a father of three, and a grandfather of the most adorable 14-month-old girl on the planet. Reach out to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.