Pinterest: A Love-Hate Relationship

Posted: 8 February, 2018 in Lost Data, Rants, Writing
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Do you use Pinterest? And if so, have you ever had this happen to you? Last week I cleared my browser cache, and was subsequently unable to log into mt Pinterest account. “No worries,” I thought. “Use your other browser.”

I did, only to have Pinterest ask me for my account and password in order to log in. But no matter how many times I tried, no matter how many ways I tried to access my account, I was unable to log in.

This is the third time this has  happened to me, and each time, after receiving absolutely no reply from Pinterest technical support—which I suspect doesn’t exist and never has—I have had to create a new account. And here’s the kicker: if I then search Pinterest for my previous account, it doesn’t seem to exist anymore!

My ultimate solution? I’m continuing to use Pinterest to get ideas from other people, but I am saving those ideas on my laptop—and I’m not trusting Pinterest enough anymore to store my most important ideas there. Nope, I’m going back to OneNote and Evernote.

The Cloud is an excellent additional storage place, but don’t rely on it to be your be-all and end-all of your storage solutions.

Me? I have an external hard drive I back up to every night, and I also burn my critical information and files to DVD on a weekly basis.

Always remember Robyn’s First Rule of Computing:

BE PARANOID AND COMPULSIVE!

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