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Pinterest is arguably the same way. If we were only to identify pinners by one pin, one thing that they felt best encompassed who they are, it wouldn't work because it is more complicated than that. They can't be identified by one outfit or one recipe. Instead they are identified by ALL of the pins together.
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Pinterest is pretty much an endless list of images that keep getting repinned. It would take a very long time if someone were to sort through all of the material that was on Pinterest. Would it be possible to find one's "identity" on Pinterest if not all of the material is represented adequately? Or does it even matter? We may not be able to sift through all of the material to pick anything and everything that exactly represents someone. But we can see a lot of the material and can pick out the repetitions, the omissions, what's lacking, what's overwhelming, etc., and that's where we can find the identity that other's chose to show, similar to Moby Dick.