PinPoints: The development of the cookbook and Pinterest
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There isn’t a ton of great information in this post about Pinterest and the internet in general as this century’s new cookbook, but it’s an interesting theory they discuss. How much has the open source approach hurt the cookbook industry in general? Obviously the advantage of Pinterest and the sites in the same realm is that everyone can share the recipe they’ve had success with. But it isn’t as functional a mechanism for something as detailed as cooking. Surely you have a friend that’s made those cupcakes that have looked oh, so good on Pinterest and came out bearing little resemblance either visually or by taste.
No, we aren’t paying for the recipes and yes there are plenty of places to go and find the actual recipes for many of the goodies posted on Pinterest. But wouldn’t it be something if Pinterest could figure out a way to better serve such a significant part of their market? Maybe a special tab for recipes that let people give directions too?
Other Pinterest News
- Facebook has done some testing with a Pinterest inspired open graph.
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