If there is one thing that really grinds my gears it’s automated anything in Social Media. I was recently surprised by a somewhat recent release from Pinterest. It popped up after signing in asking me to click on a few things that interested me. Pinterest then proceeded to make me auto follow over 50 people. Excuse me Pinterest… but I have been a member of the site since your release and know who I want to follow. That is what really grinds my gears.
If you see this page pop up and don’t want to auto follow numerous pointless accounts here is what you do:
- The URL will read pinterest.com/join/discover/
- There is no option to skip this step….making it seem as if you have to select 5 interesting pins
- Simply delete the join/discover in the URL and it will take you to your home page
What are your thoughts on this new feature? Are you as annoyed as I am or do you love it?