What are they going to do with linking to my accounts? How come I can not just sign up with an email address and not let Pinterest know my twitter and facebook?
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It is just the way they do things. You could make a separate Twitter account for Pinterest, if you do not want to tie it with your main account.
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So they can get your friend's information and increase their audience. The Internet is certainly a web and everything is more and more connected to each other.
Pinterest is a Social Networking site-just like Facebook and Twitter. It relies on other social networking sites for promotion. I wrote an article that explains Pinterest in detail if you are interested: https://hubpages.com/community/Using-Pinterest-to-...
Hope this helps!
Oh, I found out that you only need to use Twitter or Facebook during signup. Once you have signed up, in your Pinterest settings, you can "unlink" them.
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