Leosghost - 10:21 pm on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
The fact that being popular is more important than being honest explains why so many people in the USA thought Nixon should have stayed on..and a lot of other things..
There is no "controversy"..Pinterest is massive IP theft/ abuse by cynical use of crowd sourced proxies..
It's great to see that even with the idea that mom/pop sites are getting squeezed out by brands, it's still extremely possible to create a site that generates this kind of buzz.
So it is great to see a thief prosper..? especially a hyped "brand" thief with VC backing ..or do you really think that Pinterest is not a "brand" with VC backing, and paid for media buzz behind it's rise.. and is actually some Mom and Pop outfit that has just taken off..
The rise of the biggest image scraper of the last 5 years being lauded by a senior member and a mod in a non warez webmaster forum really is an eye opener as to how much ethics and honesty has been pushed out of some peoples minds by admiration for money..
And if they made their money by getting their members to post ripped off software instead of images..,
Don't see anyone here praising warez sites ( plenty of them in the Top 50 in the USA..in the real Top 50 sites ..not the sanitised version with the Pron and the warez sites taken out of the figures )..that is someones IP too..
Ah ..I forgot ..Image IP abuse doesn't count ..if one isn't an image maker..
When a crowd sourced text content scraper starts up ( no not ehow's spark, they already did, another one that allows public access to what it's "members" scrape..will the same cheer leaders be out here praising it's rise ) ..or does it depend on how many big name VCs are behind it ? ..even if it is a scraper..