Monday, March 26, 2012

The ways of Pinterest :-( - UPDATED

I have been watching the Pinterest explosion with interest (pun NOT intended), and I have come across some information which concerns me ;-)

I often wondered how people could pin something (as good as taking it from the original source - be it a blog, or a photo gallery) and not seek permission from the original owner.  Yes, there is an option to credit the original source, but how many 'pinners' go back to that original source?

Now it seems the 'plot has thickened' and there is more to this than just pinning.

I have discovered a wonderful blog post HERE which articulates so wonderfully what my concerns were and gives some more information.   

UPDATED:  Some links to 'how to stop pins' are HERE - thanks for Sharon from Pin Tangle for sharing.

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day. 
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-) 
Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for helping to spread the word, Cathy & for the link back to my blog post. Its seems that Pinterest has listened to us & has changed a few of their terms of service...mainly, taking out that word "SELL". I'm cautiously optimistic that there will be other improvements soon.

    I'd like to see them block any pins from non-sourced sites, like Tumblr & Google. That would help a ton towards making sure the right people get their proper credit.

    Again, I appreciate your thoughtful response & help in spreading the word about how important it is to "pin" carefully.



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