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Pinterest, Tumblr and the Trouble With ‘Curation’

Like other forms of pastiche — the mix tape, the playlist, the mash-up — these sites force you to engage and derive meaning or at least significance or at the very least pleasure from a random grouping of pictures. 

People don’t post stuff because they wish they owned it, but because they think they are it, and they long to be understood, which is different.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.