As Pinterest grows at break-neck speed, it has to iron out kinks along the way. One of the issues that's been floating around the Web recently is the idea that "pinning" might actually be violating copyright laws.
"The last few months have been a whirlwind here at Pinterest," the site's co-founder Ben Silbermann wrote in a blog post today. "As a company, we care about respecting the rights of copyright holders."
Silbermann explains that as of today, Web sites will be able to opt-out of having their images used by Pinterest's … Read more
Love 'em or hate 'em, Facebook's timeline apps seem to be here to stay.
"As media organizations build new timeline apps, initial results show significant increases in traffic and engagement, while allowing media sites to reach new--often younger--demographics," Facebook Director of Media Partnerships Justin Osofsky said in a statement.
The new apps include Buzzfeed, CBS Local: Los Angeles and New York, CMT, The Daily Show, GetGlue, Huffington Post, Mashable, MSNBC.… Read more
His followers can call him "Zuck" and see that he likes the movies "Brides Maids" and "Moneyball" and that he also likes the idea of injecting food coloring into lemons to change their color.
Besides that there's not much else to glean from Zuck's Pinterest profile. As of this writing, he has 2,558 followers and is following 125 people.
Pinterest isn't the only competing social network that the Facebook CEO has joined--he … Read more
After less than a month in the wild, Open Graph is already a huge source of traffic and engagement for Facebook Timeline apps.
Facebook revealed last fall that it would be expanding its lexicon beyond the "like" with Open Graph, which helps third-party publishers link their content with the social network and allows users to see what friends are doing on other sites and join in. Although it's only been a few weeks since additional verbs like eating, buying, and listening to began appearing in earnest, the social network is pleased with the early results.
Facebook today … Read more
Oh yippee, another social-networking site. Well, this one seems to have some legs. Pinterest has been described as a cross between Tumblr and StumbleUpon, but it also has a strong scrapbooking mentality.
Users pin photos, recipes, and other Internet finds onto the site so that others can like, re-pin, or comment on them. All this content is collected onto virtual pinboards for easy organization.
Pinterest is invite-only at the moment. I'm on the waiting list myself, which shouldn't be surprising considering that I'm a woman.
Rafe Needleman and Donald Bell join Brian Tong on the show today to discuss all the new video-streaming options coming down the pipe. We got Amazon, Viacom, HBO, Netflix, Verizon, Redbox, and now possibly another service called Quickflix. Which one will you choose? In other news, the iPad 3 is coming in March, and we investigate who exactly Pinterest appeals to. If you are a guy you most likely have no interest in Pinterest.
These Web ventures have both taken heat in the last day or so because they were doing things with their users' data or activity that those users didn't sign up for. I mean that literally. Implicitly, it's a different story.
When people signed up for Path (before today's update), they didn't see a disclosure statement to the effect of, "We read your phone's address book and correlate it with other users' address books that we've read in order to connect … Read more
Path takes a wrong turn, Yahoo's board gets new faces, and Amazon Instant Video adds Viacom content.
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How does a Web site like Pinterest make money? At least one blogger has found and revealed an apparent answer.
The online pinboard lets people share their interests and other "things they love" by pinning a photo or other image onto the site. Users can then respond to that pin by commenting on it, liking it, or re-pinning it as one of their own favorites.