Pinterest Doesn’t Understand Me

by Alicia on October 17, 2012

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I recently joined Pinterest as myself. (Before I pinned as Whimseybox, but now that we have the awesome Rachel taking over community management I decided to stop torpedoing her efforts with inspiration for my dream home every 5 minutes.)

But here’s the thing- Pinterest must think I’m a guy. Do you remember the short setup process you do when you setup an account by choosing images you like? Well I don’t know what the hell I clicked, but for some reason Pinterest thinks I’m into:

1. Dinosaurs!?

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2. Men’s Shoes

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3. Surfing

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4. Fishing

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5. Well-dressed men.

Ok, I’ll give you that one, Pinterest…

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lici October 17, 2012 at 10:49 am

^^ Kind of funny, if I may say so… :)
But dinosaurs?! Really?! I only get Funny signs, hair tutorials and DIYs.
lg lici

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Alyssa Wible October 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Holy crap. This is way too hilarious!

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Molly October 18, 2012 at 10:47 am

Haha. This totally cracked me up.

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Sarah October 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

You can unfollow these people by going to their accounts and clicking an almost invisible “unfollow”-button in the middle. I had the same problem at the beginning, but now I like my pinterest: It’s full of DIY, well dressed women and other things I like :)

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Alicia October 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Thanks I just did and I can now report 100% fewer dinosaurs!

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{gemmifer} October 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Hilarious! Amazing how some of these algorithms get things all mixed up.

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Stargazer April 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm

what’s wrong with dinosaurs?
jk, mine in almost entirely DIYs, funny pics, and quirky home accessories.

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Alicia April 8, 2013 at 9:55 am

yeah, mine is much better now that someone told me to unfollow the strange accounts pinterest picked out for me!

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