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Msg#: 4429136 posted 6:14 pm on Mar 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Pinterest To Roll Out Profile Pages [edition.cnn.com]

You might excuse Ben Silbermann, co-founder and CEO of photo-sharing site Pinterest, if he looks a little overwhelmed these days.

And Pinterest is responding to its newfound popularity with a few changes.

Silbermann said the site will soon roll out profile pages that have been redesigned to look "more beautiful" and to display users' influencers more prominently. An iPad app is also in the works, he said, although he declined to give a release date.



Msg#: 4429136 posted 3:06 pm on Mar 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

New profile page is out and looks like a step back. Old look was slick, new look, looks old. Maybe it opens up space for ads.


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Msg#: 4429136 posted 7:57 am on Mar 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

Pinterest is one of the biggest organised copyright violators ever and makes money from other people's content. Users already copied more than 100 photos from my website.
I agree, they post a link to the page with the original photo. But does anyone click those links?


Msg#: 4429136 posted 4:56 pm on Mar 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

Getting s trickle of traffic from Pinterest so far. I am only posting my own pictures, many of which are already posted. The trick is not say to much about the picture in the description, make them want to follow through to your site to see whats its about.


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Msg#: 4429136 posted 4:00 am on Mar 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yes - yet another parasite site. In my opinion definitely not fair use - though they do attribute the original sites. There is a "nopin" option you can include on your page* - they claim that DMCA safe habour protects them.

I'm getting traffic - note at the moment the links to sites seem to have an extra / appended - which means they will mostly be sending traffic to your 404 pages.

* opt-out is the wrong way around - bloating my code to say that I don't want them to do something illegal.

Other info - google has 45,000,000 photos from pinterest in their image search results, and all the ones I checked are from other sites, including mine.


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Msg#: 4429136 posted 5:07 am on Mar 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

This is how you know Pinterest is going to be huge unless they bungle it big time because no site gets this much notoriety if they aren't doing something so wrong it's right.

Think Napster. Napster changed the entire music industry. Pulled the cork and let that musical genie out of the bottle. I don't think we'd have iTunes, Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify or much of anything else at this point if Napster and a few other sites hadn't set the stage for the music industry to get a major league wake up call that the future was here and music distribution and sales methods of the past were ancient, had to change, the new paradigm wanted to be set free.

Although I hated what Napster did to copyrights, and I'm not fond of what Pinterest is doing as well, the end result is some very major changes are probably going to happen and problem will happen to benefit the masses.

I'm wondering if people would still pin those images if each image cost from $0.25 to $0.99 or something like that, each auto-billed to their micro-payment accounts?

That's where logic would dictate the image industry has to go based on the transition of the music industry.

The smart entrepreneur would be the first to set up image site to offer a "pinterest buffet" of images for a small fee and quickly sign up a million customers.

I got a great idea for a domain name for that image service, off to register :)


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Msg#: 4429136 posted 8:30 pm on Mar 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

"Pinterest is one of the biggest organised copyright violators ever"

Probably second only to Goggle's youtube!

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