Here's a fact we learned in both research methods and stats this semester:
correlation does not equal causation
Let's apply this to real life:
There is a strong positive correlation between a new catalog and line of clothing at J.Crew and me pinning everything I love on Pinterest. Let's take a look of some of those items that happen to be released in stores tomorrow:
collection tippi in stripe - leather luggage tag - bow dress - no 2 pencil skirt - cafe capri in tiny dots - night shirt in polka-dot flannel
Luckily for B there is not a causal relationship between all of these things being pinned on Pinterest and a decrease in our bank account/ everything finding its way to my closet... I know better. But I can still dream.
Does Pinterest feed my addiction of shopping or better allow me to pin everything I love then think about it until it is sold out and therefor do not buy everything I see? I prefer to hope the latter.