Has anyone used Pinterest?

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  1. GinnyLee profile image91
    GinnyLeeposted 6 years ago

    I love this site.  It is a visual bookmarking tool, and is a great way to store links, pictures, etc in folders.  I find it extremely addictive!  I use it to keep all of my favorite recipes organized and as an idea book for knitting and crochet.

    ht tp://pinterest.com

    It even has an iPhone app so you can pin-on-the-go.

    What do you think about it?

    1. Silent Writer profile image58
      Silent Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I joined it today and it is so addictive that I feel like pinning every image I see on net into my folders. Amazing user interface and seriously addictive.

  2. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    I joined last week. I can see it being a great way to get more traffic/backlinks, especially if you have photos on your hubs that are interesting and unique, therefore causing them to go viral!

  3. TamCor profile image81
    TamCorposted 6 years ago

    I just joined Pinterest yesterday, after my daughter invited me.  She's been on there for months, and loves it, and she finally talked me into joining, lol...

    I'm just scratching the surface of it, but I have to admit, I'm liking what I'm seeing--a LOT... big_smile

    And I love the "Pin It" button...so handy for bookmarking sites!

    1. GinnyLee profile image91
      GinnyLeeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I love pinning things and organizing them.  I use it for my recipe collections.

  4. kerryg profile image87
    kerrygposted 6 years ago

    It's pretty darn addictive! I've only been a member for a couple weeks but I've been using it to find new recipes to try and have already found several new family favorites. I love all the beautiful photography, too.

  5. profile image0
    icountthetimesposted 6 years ago

    I've seen images from one of my sites on pinterest but I know very little about it. It sound like something I would look into if it's audience is growing.

  6. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    From what I've read, you are not supposed to promote your own stuff,but others.
    will it help?
    Maybe.....

  7. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    OMG I love Pinterest.

    I've had a few articles pinned and I see a temporary jump in traffic - it usually doesn't last for a long time, but the short term jump is helpful. Especially if you have an attractive photo on your hub - people often re-pin by the look of the photo, particularly for cool craft ideas, etc.

    1. GinnyLee profile image91
      GinnyLeeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree!  Those unique and fun pictures really can be repinned many times and are fun.

      For my morning laugh, I go to the humor category - it's amazing!

      1. leahlefler profile image98
        leahleflerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think I've looked at the humor category yet.. I'll go and take a look!

  8. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I like it.  Am finding objects of interest - home decor etc. and lots of beautiful images all over the place.  Great way to keep it together!

  9. bruzzbuzz profile image60
    bruzzbuzzposted 6 years ago

    I was just invited but have not used it yet. It is one of the choices given on Squidoo to share with your friends. I will give it a look and see how much it helps soon.

  10. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    I have been wondering the same thing as I recently joined. It is fun 'pinning' stuff and re-pinning has been fun, I love some of the funny stuff I have seen so far. I am hoping it will be good for both light marketing for my zazzle store as well as a way to just have some fun and share the amazing stuff out there. big_smile

  11. GmaGoldie profile image77
    GmaGoldieposted 6 years ago

    I had never heard of this before I read GinnyLee's post. Oh, I could see a great use with the Zazzle storefront - this is too much fun! A virtual scrapbook with no scissors required!

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Another zazzler! You should friend me on FB, we can swap promotion ideas and such.

  12. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well, I've just given pinterest my regards. Now I just gotta figure out who I'm going to pin first. big_smile

  13. Shanna11 profile image91
    Shanna11posted 6 years ago

    I can't join it. My roommates all have accounts, but I avoid it like the plague. The last thing I need right now is something else to feed my internet addiction.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image92
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile

      A general fyi

      Everything you would ever want to know about pinterest!

      http://hubpages.com/search/pinterest

      There are no flies on hubbers. big_smile

      1. Shanna11 profile image91
        Shanna11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Don't tempt me! I love the idea of pinterest, but I know I would never, ever get off the computer if I joined. I spend so little of my time away from the web anyway.... Any more time and my fingers are going to fuse to the keys!

  14. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I'm suspecting that this is a must-read hub for all pinterest users.

    http://ginnylee.hubpages.com/hub/Stop-Pinterest-Emails

  15. Lady_E profile image63
    Lady_Eposted 6 years ago

    No. I have seen it on my Squidoo lenses and just give it a strange look.

    I hope someone will Hub about it.

  16. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago

    I joined, then got all tangled up wondering which photos it was OK to "pin".

    Is this going to be another site where photos are published and copied without proper copyright info?

    1. Greekgeek profile image92
      Greekgeekposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Officially, Pinterest's TOS say that you're not supposed to pin copyrighted photos.

      Actually, most members do. This is a problem because unlike Google-- which doesn't store the images it shows as thumbnails -- Pinterest makes a permanent, full-sized copy of the image file which remains on Pinterest even if the original image and page are taken down. So the copyright holder loses control of their work if someone pins it. And the copied photo may compete with the original in search results.

      Not only that, but Pinterest's TOS says:



      Notice that Pinterest claims the right to SELL content or sublicense it.

      Pinterest also provides handy HTML embed codes so that anyone on the web can grab and embed an image found on Pinterest on their money-earning blog or website. So far, not many people are exploiting Pinterest as a source of "free" (and usually illegal) images, but the capability is there.

      Pinterest is an especial problem for Creative Commons photos. It violates the terms of the Creative Commons license by giving credit and a link back to the HUB, not to the actual photographer and source of the photo. If Pinterest really catches on, it may discourage Creative Commons photographers and artists -- why offer your stuff in exchange for a a credit and SEO-boosting backlink if people are going to give your images away without credit or link?


      I can see sharing your own stuff on Pinterest, but I'm really uneasy about how the site seems to encourage copyright violations of a kind that really can harm the original artist or photographer by competing directly with them.

      1. leahlefler profile image98
        leahleflerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Greekgeek, thanks for that! I had never thought about the copyright issue before, and it is scary that pinterest takes over the rights to photos you've posted. Yikes!

      2. paradigmsearch profile image92
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You have definitely given me pause for thought...

        We all know what we think of article theft sites...

      3. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds like Pinterest will turn into another Photobucket - a source where people steal photos without realizing they're stealing.

        Plus, people will post their own photos without realizing they're giving them away. 

        It may look like fun but I won't support any site that steals photographers' copyright material.  I know how much I hate it when people steal my copyright writing!

  17. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    Marisa, that's an interesting thought. The site works by linking website by images rather than by text links... sort of like a "google images" search, but sorted and categorized by members who find and post links they find interesting.

    I'm not sure if there is a difference, but the photos aren't "published" so much as posted (and if you click on the photo, it simply takes you to the website)...

  18. DonnaCosmato profile image97
    DonnaCosmatoposted 6 years ago

    I'm enjoying it although I don't have the time I would like to devote to it, but it is an interesting concept and good experience for anyone who is looking to move into content curation.

  19. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well, yours truly just did their first 3 pins. Public domain NASA and other .gov pics, so no problem there.

  20. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    And btw, Pinterest went and made about 18 posts on my FB page, including some other Hubbers Hubs.

    I'm fine with it and left them there, but I turned that feature off for the time being while I mull things over.

  21. profile image0
    cmedranoposted 6 years ago

    I absolutely adore Pinterest!
    I'm actually on it right now!

    I just Pinned something and within two minutes it had been re-pinned forty times!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image92
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So far, me and my pins still remain unloved. lol

  22. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well, well... I've gotten a comment and a re-pin.

  23. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I use pinterest and like it - I think you have to be careful about using your own photos - don't post something you don't want to give away - I do that everywhere on the net, it just makes sense.  Because I don't really think copyrights mean much online, they can be changed and used by anyone.  I think net users just have to know this and act accordingly.  I have run across places where they won't allow you to pin things and its locked.  That's a good idea, locking your images.  But since the internet was created in order to share stuff, I think you just have to choose carefully what you share and once its out there, consider it usable because it will be used!  That's the beauty of the internet - millions can see your stuff.  I like pinterest's organization and how easy it is to browse through friends images - find new things etc.  Its great for what it is.

  24. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I must say, I'm getting re-pins all over the place! All that work finding good .gov pics over the last 2 years is finally paying off!

  25. modgirlok profile image60
    modgirlokposted 6 years ago

    I use Pinterest and love it. I'm a highly visual person, so having a place to see my ideas and inspirations in one place is very appealing.

  26. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 6 years ago

    I WANT to try it, but can't seem to get the invitation I need.  I requested an invite, but nothing.  They're not Pinterested in me, I guess.  sad

    1. paradigmsearch profile image92
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think I've just figured out how to do an invite. Send me an email and I will try it.

      1. wordscribe43 profile image90
        wordscribe43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, thanks Para!  Sent...  smile

        1. paradigmsearch profile image92
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I plugged your address into the appropriate pinterest screen. It has just informed me that the invite is now sent. May the force be with you. smile

          1. wordscribe43 profile image90
            wordscribe43posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks, the force is now with me.  Cool site!

            1. paradigmsearch profile image92
              paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              big_smile

  27. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    I just got an invite and also a note from one of my friend that not to link to same site too many times. I signed up and now the account page is taking ages to render on chrome.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image92
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that. I remember that from the TOS.

      Because of your reminder I went and added 6 non-my-hub posts.

      Now they are re-pinning that instead. lol

      I love it. Re-pins of mine are still trickling in. smile

  28. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    I have no pinterest in this website at this time.

  29. GDiBiase profile image78
    GDiBiaseposted 6 years ago

    I love pinterest instead of bookmarking I can now just pin it! Its Great!

  30. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Anybody got any photo hubs they would like me to post on Pinterest? No boob shots, please. big_smile

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I wouldn't mind a stickman up there.  Had a look earlier but couldn't be bothered to set up a log in.

      Can't think what I could offer in return.

      How about heartfelt thanks and no money?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image92
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I considered the dog-collar one, but the pics were too small. Surely you've got something... smile

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
          Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I can't post a link!

          Stickman ideas hub - can I say that?

          Or do you just want a pic here?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image92
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Found it.

            I'm not to sure... smile

            The way it works is that the one pic I post will provide a backlink to your hub and all the other pics.

            Also, unlike most hubs here, these are your actual pics. Once pinterest gets a hold of them, I am reasonably certain that they are copyright gone forever, leastwise the one I post will be.

            I don't think one cartoon post on my part will perturb pinterest too much...

            Shall I proceed?

            1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
              Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Well, make sure you give them a really rubbish one.

              Thanks!

              Seriously, if they can make money out of one of my pics then I'm a Dutchman.

              1. paradigmsearch profile image92
                paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Tell you what. What I want to say is to post the pic here you want me to use. And post the caption you want me to put under it. However, I don't want you to be Cagsilled.

                Hmmm. You have slideshow on. So, you can just tell me the pic number.

                As to the caption, you can email me or post it here; your call. Or temporarily put it on your profile page?

                1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
                  Mark Ewbieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  http://s1.hubimg.com/u/6125192_f248.jpg
                  The Mona Lisa - Stick Style

                  Something like that?  Can't think of a joke.  They'll love it.

                  1. paradigmsearch profile image92
                    paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    I'll put that and your hub title. I can edit it later, if you wish. Stay tuned. smile

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Bear in mind, Pinterest takes ownership of any images you pin, so you might not want to pin someone's photo Hub if they want to keep their photos...

      1. paradigmsearch profile image92
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Actually, neither I nor anyone else can just give away someone else's property...

        As to photo hubs, it's only one pic that's posted anyway. And already public domain at that.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Well, you may not be able to in theory, but you can in practice.  Lots of people do it on Photobucket - they add someone's image to their collection, which immediately strips it of all copyright information, so the next person who sees it thinks it's public domain and is free to use.  Pinterest sounds like it is doing the same thing.



          The photos I post on HubPages are not public domain, they're licensed under Creative Commons, which means they shouldn't be reproduced without crediting the photographer.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image92
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I'm guessing you are not a fan of Pinterest. lol

            My hubs are all .gov pics, so no problem. big_smile

            The not-me pics I used to round things out are also mostly .gov, press handouts, or other public domain, etc

            Here's a good one. big_smile

            http://media-cdn.pinterest.com/upload/272538214919903883_qCKyGFIf_f.jpg
            Another tough day at the office. ~ connect.state.gov

            1. Marisa Wright profile image96
              Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Cute! - but I was replying to the comment you made about posting other people's Hubs.

          2. paradigmsearch profile image92
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Ya got me to research them some more. big_smile

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinterest

            I've invested all the time with them I intend to for the time being. Now it's just wait and see for me.

  31. savanahl profile image69
    savanahlposted 6 years ago

    My sister in law uses it for all her photos. She's a photographer and she loves it.

  32. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Busily burying all my pics in keywords... So far, zero indexing, but it's only been a day or two.

  33. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well, I've now got 3 boards with 27 entries. A nice mix of me and not me. Time to just sit back and see if anything interesting happens...

  34. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I must say..., the repins keep rolling in. I can't wait until it all gets indexed.

 
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