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Pinterest: Why Your Company Should Take An Interest
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RKeenerZTI
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RKeenerZTI,
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6/20/2012 | 7:25:48 PM
re: Pinterest: Why Your Company Should Take An Interest
How is Pintrest monetizing their sudden popularity? Are they requesting commission for sales driven off their site? Fees for links to stores?
I enjoy browsing through the images, but that fades in only a couple minutes. I fear that they're going to be a flash in the pan unless the owners can find a way to make money from the site.
Thanks.
Deb Donston-Miller
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Deb Donston-Miller,
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3/14/2012 | 3:18:04 AM
re: Pinterest: Why Your Company Should Take An Interest
Thank you for your comment, and of course you bring up a good point. As you say, Pinterest has come under fire for misuse of copyrighted images. As I understand it, Facebook has been accused of some of the same abuses, but the platform is set up to at least ask whether an image is owned by a user before the user posts it. It's not much, but it seems to cover them. Pinterest, in contrast, does not ask. In answer to the criticism, Pinterest has made available "nopin" code that sites can use to make their content un-pinnable on Pinterest. That may place unfair, or unreasonable, burden on content providers. I have also heard that the use of content on Pinterest and other sites like it is being integrated into acceptable use policies. For their part, content providers and developers will need to decide whether exposure on Pinterest is beneficial--and, perhaps, therefore acceptable.

Deb Donston-Miller
Contributing Editor, The BrainYard
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MysticBlue,
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3/8/2012 | 5:40:30 PM
re: Pinterest: Why Your Company Should Take An Interest
You don't discuss the recent publicity Pintrest has been getting in regards to it violating copyrights by 'stealing' photos from other pages when they are uploaded (pinned) onto Pintrest. Have you looked into any of that aspect? Do you have any comments on it?

Thanks.


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