Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pinterest A Go-Go....

Going....... going..... gone. 
 I have deleted my Pinterest boards.
Here is a link, to yet another blog post
 that is addressing the
Pinterest issue.
http://makingamark.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/how-pinterest-removed-all-my-pinned.html
The more I read, the more I am convinced,
 "pinning" is not fair to anyone,
 but
 Pinterest.

We are blindly "pinning" photos
 without care or concern of
what will become of them. 
 A blogging friend and I joked
that maybe,
Pinterest wants to own
 all the images on the web!
When you pin a photo,
why is it you are not asked
 if you have permission
to post the photo,
 along with the question
 of which board
 you are pinning it to?
The idea of a virtual pin board
 is a good one.
  I loved having all those
 inspirational photos
  in one easy to find place.

Maybe one day
 all the kinks will be ironed out. 
The saved photo
will link back to it's original source
 without any middle "pinners"
to muddy the waters. 

 Maybe one day
 we will feel free to save
links to photos
 without worrying
 about copyright infringement.

Maybe one day
 is today
 and the place
 to keep all those photos is
our favorites file.

Love to all,
Deb

Update: Our local news did a report on Pinterest....they said the only photos you should be pinning are ones you have taken yourself.

8 comments:

  1. Hi dear Deb, -I totally understand you- and that`s why I NEVER made a Pinterest board-I was anxious from the start about all this.
    Happy week-end and hugs
    Dorthe

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  2. I had some copyright concerns too when I saw all the boards showing up and I didn't start my own Pinterest for that very reason. Pinterest caught on like wildfire and it is a good idea, but all the pinning and re-pinning... If there were some way Pinterest would make the image authors aware each time and allow them to authorize each pin it would be better. Authors/artists should be able to retain control and know who has them. There is supposed to be a way on Google to look for your image by name, but I haven't been able to get it to work.

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  3. I've heard from some people they found my website because of pics on Pinterest. Well...I don't want my pictures on Pinterest and if any are they have my AGP name and website on them.

    What do people think that little (c) is for?

    Very frustrating. I have a Pinterest account with NO PICTURES!

    Thanks for the info Deb!

    xoR PS: Can I do a blogpost and send them to you? LMK

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  4. Interestingly, I recently discovered many of my photos on many different pinterest boards and must admit, I was a bit surprised. I don't feel I'd have as much of a problem with it IF photos were linked back to the owner.

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  5. Thanks Deb for posting about my giveaways.

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  6. I have just recently become aware of this. I have been occasionally putting my original works on there and in the back of my mind had doubts. I once belonged to a group of monthly drawings and realized the administrator of that blog was a commercial artist. Woops this is the same thing. Thanks for the info.
    QMM

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  7. I had my doubts about Pinterest and didn't get involved. Of course I might very well be if anyone has pinned any of my photos but I guess ignorance is bliss. I haven't done anything I really would be upset about, but I can certainly understand the issues. It's been interesting to read the various posts about the issues the past few days.

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  8. That article was very informative -- thank you for the link!

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