Anyone Using Pinterest?

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Re: Anyone Using Pinterest?

Postby ichbinjenny » 23 Feb 2012, 00:28

I'm on it MM. I find it useful -- I pin swim workouts and images of things I like and don't want to forget. I think now most members are female, and most of the pins are about modern homemaking stuff. Companies are pinning their products hoping that P users will re-pin the products on their board (essentially sharing the image with friends). So far I've gotten some success with it (more webtraffic), but all my friends/followers are in the US.
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Re: Anyone Using Pinterest?

Postby Mucha Man » 23 Feb 2012, 00:39

ichbinjenny wrote:I'm on it MM. I find it useful -- I pin swim workouts and images of things I like and don't want to forget. I think now most members are female, and most of the pins are about modern homemaking stuff. Companies are pinning their products hoping that P users will re-pin the products on their board (essentially sharing the image with friends). So far I've gotten some success with it (more webtraffic), but all my friends/followers are in the US.


I'd like to discuss this with you further. Late next week I may be in Taichung. Time for lunch?
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Re: Anyone Using Pinterest?

Postby Charlie Phillips » 23 Feb 2012, 00:45

I think it will have as much grip as groupon.
Flash in the pan.
If I live to see an IPO, I won't buy into it.
If it has a hope in hell of surviving, it must have a myspace page already.
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Re: Anyone Using Pinterest?

Postby ichbinjenny » 23 Feb 2012, 00:58

MM: YES! :+)

Not sure how to respond to your post, Charlie, except to say that just like MySpace, Pinterest *is* suitable for its demographic. And, let's hope it has the grip of Groupon -- Groupon is wildly popular in the US.
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Anyone Using Pinterest?

Postby headhonchoII » 23 Feb 2012, 09:04

Groupon is a marketing phenomenon look at it's cash burn rate. Its a classic pump and dump business without the timing or physical base of something like Amazon.
I strongly believe it will go bankrupt within a couple of years!
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Anyone Using Pinterest?

Postby headhonchoII » 23 Feb 2012, 09:07

Muzha Man wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:More money grubbing social networks trying to make money from selling our own interests and ideas back to us. I spent 15 minutes shutting off all my timeline on Facebook today, a blatant attempt at pushing private information into the public forum, tossers!


Yes, and no. Even I find I get more from them than they take.


Read about what Facebook are doing with timeline. I use it but now I am getting a lot more wary. Plus it is getting a bit boring. What's with all the worship of these internet companies eh, they are just corporations like any other. Ok go back your discussion now :) .
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Re: Anyone Using Pinterest?

Postby cfimages » 23 Feb 2012, 09:34

Pinterest may well be facing some very big lawsuits soon that it will more than likely lose.

http://www.businessinsider.com/pinteres ... faq-2012-2
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Re: Anyone Using Pinterest?

Postby Chris » 23 Feb 2012, 13:01

I saw a coupl people use Timeline on Facebook and I HATE the way it looks. Very MySpace-like. Cluttered, jumbled. Ugh.

Anyone using GooglePlus?
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Re: Anyone Using Pinterest?

Postby Mucha Man » 26 Feb 2012, 17:54

cfimages wrote:Pinterest may well be facing some very big lawsuits soon that it will more than likely lose.

http://www.businessinsider.com/pinteres ... faq-2012-2


Doubtful they will lose. Every image is linked to its original source and for the most part is just thumbnail images. The only issue might be that you can also see a larger image. But this is no different from Google images.

Also websites now can easily block their pics from being pinned.
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Re: Anyone Using Pinterest?

Postby cfimages » 26 Feb 2012, 20:20

Muzha Man wrote:
cfimages wrote:Pinterest may well be facing some very big lawsuits soon that it will more than likely lose.

http://www.businessinsider.com/pinteres ... faq-2012-2


Doubtful they will lose. Every image is linked to its original source and for the most part is just thumbnail images. The only issue might be that you can also see a larger image. But this is no different from Google images.


No, very different from Google. It's very easy for the original source to get "lost" along the way. I tested it out on some photos that were pinned from photographers I know and they didn't link back to the original source. In a couple of case the link was only to google or Flickr homepage, not the actual picture page.

Pinterest also strips the metadata, including copyright management metadata.

http://artists-bill-of-rights.org/news/ ... s-project/

Of all the major social media sites at the moment, Pinterest seems to be the worst for protection of copyright. Google+ on the other hand, is by far the best in this regard.

Also websites now can easily block their pics from being pinned.


They can, but they shouldn't have to. It should be an opt in, not an opt out system. It's also easy to get around - if you see a pic you like on a website that blocks Pinterest, you could download it from the website and upload it to Pinterest.
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