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Is the internet ruining my life…

…or is it adding value? All I know is that the internet is a dangerous murky place and that if you don’t keep your wits about you, you will end up in a black hole that no amount of breadcrumbs will help you get out of. As a natural procrastinater who is easily distracted and doesn’t need much encouragement to prove that Google is not only a noun but also a verb (i.e. a doing word – Eng101) I’ve discovered that I spend way too much time surfing. Not the cool kind with skin-tight wetsuits and long boards.

My daily ritual starts with me checking what I call ‘the usual suspects’ more commonly referred to as Gmail, Facebook, site stats of my blog (nothing gets a blogger salivating more than a dramatic spike in site stats) and the RSS feeds of my favourite blogs. For some of you this may also include Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, Google+ and I’m sure there’s a few I’m not even aware of.

Now imagine a magical land where all your favourite and most beautiful images that you have come across on the internet are all in one place. My days are now spent pinning virtual pictures to virtual boards and I am able to check my profile anytime I want. That’s basically pinterest in a nutshell. Well there’s also the fact that you can ‘follow’ other pinners and they can ‘follow’ you. Any images from someone else can be repined onto your profile or you can just ‘like’ it if you’re too lazy. You are also able to view all the pictures you ‘liked’ on your profile. How cool is that? If that all sounds too complicated, believe me it’s not.

So check out pinterest.com if you are bored, want to waste your company’s time and resources or simply want to put off doing the dishes.

One more thing (using P.S. is over rated and very much in the box thinking) you have to send a request to become a member and only once you get your invite from the pinterest team will you become one of us.

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