The Bugs & Glitches With Pinterest
A lot of people have been raving about the capability of Pinterest to generate referral traffic. In 2012, Pinterest has shown that it can become a strong third behind Facebook and Twitter. The strategy of pinning has made it grow from an obscure site to a powerhouse that it is today. With the tons of good raves about Pinterst, is it really perfect?
As we all know, Pinterest is a great way to connect to people. The site uses common interests to bring the world closer together. As a giant social discovery site, people use their pins to let other like-minded people venture on what they stumbled upon and build on that discovery. The way Pinterest is built gives leverage to marketers as they pin their hopes of making better exposure of their products to potential customers. Pinterest has demonstrated that it can become a useful marketing tool but does it have a dark side? Let us venture at the things that the Pinterest developers can work on to make the site a little better.
The Pinterest feed building bug is one of the pressing problems of the site. Pinterest is pinning the blame about the bug on new users that are not properly completing the registration process. If you see a seemingly endless building feed message, then you are a victim of this bug. To fix it, you may need to file a trouble ticket through the help center or to blow-by the feed building process for the meantime.
To get away from the feed building loop you need to click the Popular link at the top of the page and select random and the first name on the list below the picture. When their profile comes up select the “follow all” link; and then click the red Pinterest button on the menu that is oriented horizontally that has the “popular” link and you will be re-directed to the home page.
Another bug that has plagued Pinterest is the search bar. There have been complaints about its speed. You would need a lot of patience for this one since there have been no known patch or bug fix as of yet. Yes, you need to have the patience of a zen master to survive the Pinterest search.
Mobile users have also complained about weird stuff happening. If this happens to you it is advisable to uninstall the mobile app and re-install it. If there is a new version, try to use it and replace the older one that is already installed in your phone. If this does not work even you have done all the possible workaround; then it is recommended to file a bug ticket with the developers.
Loading friends can be such a hassle. There have been Pinterest users that have been stuck with the loading friends and it takes forever to be resolved. If this happens more often you are logged in via Facebook. If you are using Facebook to log in, please log out and log in again. It would be dandy if you send the friend invite via email rather than through Facebook. That is, if you know your friends email address.
These are just some of the bugs that happen in Pinterest. As more and more users come to the platform there could be a lot more that will be uncovered. The important thing is that you become an active reporter and create tickets as needed. This will alert the developers as they are made aware about the user experience.