Dear Pinterest, Just… No.

As I'm sure you're aware, Pinterest has been growing by leaps and bounds the last couple of months. Despite all sorts of uproar regarding their Terms of Use and potential copyright infringement, the crazy addictive nature of the site has kept users (like yours truly) coming back for their daily fix. One of the most glaring issues with Pinterest, though, is its failure to address some of the most common usability issues and user complaints. Problems like apps crashing, inabilities to delete spammy comments, lack of backup, site downtime, and lack of an iPad app-- many of which are relatively easy fixes from a  technical standpoint. Today, instead of fixing the problems many users keep tweeting and blogging about, Pinterest released their new profile pages. While some of the functionality is nice (like the ability to rearrange board order), all I have to say about the new look is… no. And also… for the love of everything that is design holy...why? New pinterest profiles

File that under: redesigns that didn't need to happen, along with the Gap logo redesign.

Facebook's new timeline isn't looking so bad today, now is it!

ETA: I should mention... if you're interested in an alternative to Pinterest-- well-designed, and working to address all of the issues many of us have with Pinterest-- take a look at BO.LT.  I've got a nifty feed of my bo.lt's juuust to the right of this post in the sidebar (styled to match my blog!) Oh, and let me know if you want an invite :)