Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pinterest has Ruined the Internet

pinterest_ban_2_450x450I am SO sick of Pinterest ruining every internet search I conduct.

I often find that a search for a given term will return hundreds of “re-pins” from morons posting the same photo (or topic) over and over again.

I am almost to the point of creating a plug-in that automatically removes Pinterest from ALL internet searches, but for now I end up just typing “-site:pinterest.com” at the end of just about every search I make on Google.

Hope this helps someone else out there with their frustration of Pinterest littering their search returns with useless garbage.

-site:pinterest.com

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello. During my Google search today for a certain type of jewelry, I found that Pinterest once again had a monopoly on images. By the way, the search words I used were, "Louis XVI opal ring". It became impossible to look at virtually anything without getting a Pinterest image! And then, of course, one must log on to Pinterest--yada, yada, yada.

Anyway, I tried your advice of typing -site:pinterest.com at the end of my search term and it worked. What concerns me now, though, is just how much one can't see because of removing Pinterest images.

WOW. People have been crazy pinning these things and now forever ruining Google images. Sigh. Anyway, thanks very much for your tip. At least now I'm free of the Pinterest-marked stuff.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. Its exactly what i was looking for, and it wasnt on pintrest at all.

Anonymous said...

This is a great post. Glad I'm not alone in thinking Pinterest has ruine the internet

carolyn gair said...

I love that I could type in "Pinterest is ruining the Internet" and immediately this post comes up. I like your tip. I'll be using it as well! Seriously, Pinterest idiots, stop the pinning madness! Who cares what you "like"!

Anonymous said...

It has ruined all of my searches for teacher worksheets!!!!!

Gil D'Aquin said...

I'm so glad to come across someone who feels the same way. I teach art to elementary school kids, and whenever we're looking for an image or information, this invariably happens. I'll to tell the kids, "Oh no, we've been hijacked by Pinterest again", but of course they don't understand. They'll go on about how great Pinterest is, and how their mom saves all sorts of macrame stuff on her boards. There's usually no actual information about the images on Pinterest. It's just the image, and a few lame comments. Thanks so much for the tip.

Anonymous said...

Pinterest blows in the biggest way possible. It wouldn't be so bad if you could actually see the images w/o making any kind of commitment that involves creating an account and revealing info, say like I don't know...Flickr. Where does Pinterest get off effectively hi-jacking every image on the internet and holding them hostage in exchange for an email connected to a live body? I've been using the "-pinterest" suffix in all my image searches but I really wish that horrid site would just disappear from the face of the earth.

argonette said...

Google should exclude Pinterest, PERIOD. Yes, I can (and DO) use the "-site:www.pinterest.com" switch, but I should not have to. But, as all mega companies do, Google will do what Google wants. Thanks for ruining the internet, Pinterest and Google, jackasses.

Unknown said...

Pinterest is a modern day version of a virus.

Bill said...

Glad to read this. Thought it was just me being behind the times. There's only one thing I hate more than Pintinterest and that's Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Wow I am not the only one who thinks that pinterest f*cked up the internet. I dont even see why people use the damn site its so f*cking lame!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU. Its been over a year since you posted this, but in my frustration today, i googled "Pintrest runined the internet" and lo and behold your blog included the "-site:pinterest.com" tip. Amazing. Thanks. - L

Tallulah said...

Finally people who understand why i hate pinterest. When i started googling "i hate pinterest", i was stunned to see that what came up was people who were simply intimidated by the "craftiness" of those who pinned things. I wanted to know why every google search landed me back in pinterest prison. google, facebook, pinterest...all of them are the brain children of spoiled rich kids who are trying to co opt our lives and the consolidate wealth of this country.

Anonymous said...

Please make that plugin. I would download the hell out of that. Pinterest is the bane of every single image search I make, it's cancer.

Bill Freese said...

I, too, Googled "Pintrest has ruined the Internet." Isn't it great that we have the Internet to let us know how many people agree with us about what has ruined the Internet. How I hate that moment when I see the image and think, "There it is. The page I need that will have the information I seek. OH NO! It's Pintrest. That image is in a wasteland devoid of useful information."

Anonymous said...

Biggest problem is even if you use the -site trick is it only removes pinterest.COM and not the other 90 billion country specific domains pinterest has.