Putting Pinterest to Rest...so to speak, is not all that easy. It is quite simple to put a "Follow me on Pinterest" button on your blog but not nearly as straight forward, to figure out, the "this is a no pin site message". Pinterest's help page gives you the info, but for the life of me, I can't get it working. Now I do realize I'm not a technical genius....but why should I spend all this time stopping something I didn't start??.
Yes, yes...I realize my annoyance is starting to show through. Oh dear, and I'm usually so cheerful, well maybe not that cheerful.
- Pinterest Pandemonium
- Pinterest a Haven for Copyright Violations
- Why I Tearfully Deleted My Pinterest Inspiration Boards
Here is my personal experience. I recently posted photo's of Elizabeth Barton's work, with her permission, on my blog. Our agreement was, that I link all photos back to her website. Being very amazing work, of course it has been pinned and re pinned. The pins link back to my website but not to the specific post with all of Elizabeth's relevant info. Someone would have to dig through my blog to find them....are they going to do that? Not likely! I've seen pictures of Elizabeth's work pinned and her name is not even mentioned. I am trying to contact those "pinners" so that they give credit where credit is do. I'm finding this somewhat upsetting.
There is one more thing....and it scares me the most. If the information, in the above articles, is correct, the images are now owned by Pinterest!!!! How can this be?? I would so love this, not to be true.
Thank you all so much for your comments, especially Deborah O'Hara and Kit Lang for bringing some of this to my attention.
If you want to know if your work has been pinned, go to: http://pinterest.com/source/yourdomainname.com/
It might surprise you!
Until some of these issues are cleared up I'm putting Pinterest to Rest....so sad.
If anyone has more info, feel free......I would love to be able to create inspiration boards without violating any one's privacy.