Articles about "Pinterest"


As Pinterest grows visitors 52% in one month, journalism profs find news uses for it

comScore | Fortune | MindShift
The number of people visiting Pinterest exploded by 52 percent in February to 17.8 million, according to new comScore data. The curation-focused social network reached that mark faster than Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook or YouTube and has "added an estimated 40% to 50% more subscribers each month," according to a Fortune Magazine feature that asks whether Pinterest is the next Facebook. CEO and Co-founder Ben Silbermann tells Fortune:
"When you open Pinterest, it should feel like someone has hand-made a book for you," he explains. "Every item should feel like it's handpicked for you by a person you care about."
Handpicked -- and legal. After photographer Kirsten Kowalski blogged about copyright concerns on Pinterest, Silbermann called her and they spoke for more than an hour. "The company will shortly update its terms of service," Fortune confirms, "though Silbermann notes they follow the Digital Millennium Copyright Act." (more...)
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Pinterest says it’s conscious of copyright issues

Washington Post | The Next Web
Pinterest is telling content creators it does care about the potential for copyright violations as its millions of users "pin" images from all over the Web. The company notes it lets any website opt-out of having content shared to Pinterest, and is responsive to takedown requests. Most sites seem happy to work with the burgeoning network, however, because it drives significant traffic. Facebook, Google and YouTube are among the biggest beneficiaries. || Related: Revamped Pinterest profile pages, iPad app coming soon (CNN) | How to track your website's content on Pinterest (Mashable) | Women trust Pinterest more than Facebook or Twitter (Adweek) | Pinterest fueled by curation-over-content trend (ReadWriteWeb) | Founder talks about the road to success (Inc.) || Earlier: A list of newspapers on Pinterest
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How Austin360, Mashable are using Pinterest to cover South by Southwest

If you want a visual representation of South by Southwest, start searching on Pinterest. A simple SXSW search turns up photos of musicians, event posters, styles you’re likely to see, and infographics detailing the festival’s historyRead more

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With growth like Pinterest’s, who needs a business model?

Wall Street Journal | RJMetrics
The Journal examines the business side of the fast-growing social network Pinterest, and finds there really isn't one. "Pinterest's monetization strategy isn't in the oven and it's not even off the baking table," board member Jeremy Levine said. Meanwhile, data analysis firm RJMetrics says Pinterest has more growth and sharing than Twitter did at the same stage. "Over 80% of pins are re-pins, demonstrating the tremendous virality at work in the Pinterest community. To contrast, a study done at a similar time in Twitter’s history showed that only about 1.4% of tweets were retweets." || Related: WSJ creates a guide to Pinterest, on Pinterest | David Pogue reviews the site: "It’s like virtual scrapbooking" (New York Times) || Earlier: Sharing sites like Pinterest raise copyright concerns (Poynter) | It’s time for journalists to pay attention to Pinterest (Poynter) | How to adapt online news in the age of sharing (Poynter)
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Pinterest races past 10 million visitors, propelled by young midwestern women

TechCrunch | LLsocial
Pinterest, the hot new network for social curation (scrapbookmarking?), has raced past 10 million unique monthly visitors "faster than any other standalone site in history" as tracked by comScore. Josh Constine says it has 11.7 million unique visitors in the U.S., led by "18-34-year-old upper income women from the American heartland." The latest question going forward is, will users be turned off by blogger Josh Davis' discovery that Pinterest is making money by quietly claiming credit for traffic that users' pins drive to ecommerce sites resulting in sales? Or is that just clever business? || Earlier: Sharing sites like Pinterest raise copyright concerns (Poynter) | It's time for journalists to pay attention to Pinterest (Poynter) | More Pinterest coverage
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Look for NYT on Pinterest soon, but not a Facebook app

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New York Times Social Media Editor Liz Heron said during a talk in London on Friday that the Times will have a presence on Pinterest soon. "Pinterest is one up-and-coming platform, but we’re still figuring out what the community wants there and how we can deliver something new," she said. The Times hasn't decided what to do with Facebook apps, so don't look for one like those launched by The Washington Post and the Guardian. Heron said news outlets should consider the relative strength of each platform, saying Facebook is a "conversational hub" and Google Hangouts are revolutionary. And the key question for news orgs in 2012, she said, is how "they distinguish themselves from all the other voices." Adam Tinworth has more details from her talk. || Related: Huffington Post's Mandy Jenkins leaves ‘young person’s job’ of social media editor (Poynter) || Earlier: Pinterest gains 55 percent more users in one month (comScore) | Why it’s time for journalists to pay attention to Pinterest (Poynter) | The New York Times’ 8 steps for holding engaging live chats on Facebook (Poynter)
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Sharing sites like Pinterest raise copyright concerns

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Like other sites that rely on user-generated content , the visually-oriented social media site Pinterest avoids violating copyright law by responding to requests to take down material posted without permission of the copyright holder. ReadWriteWeb's Dave Copeland says Pinterest users are better about giving credit than Tumblr, but copyright is still a concern:
"That being said, it's still awful that I might discover a new painter on Pinterest and not be able to find them. To not know their name or have their website," said [artist Laura C. George]. "It's truly an awful situation...it seems impossible to enforce this type of rule on such a huge site with thousands of members and billions of pins. They would have to check the link to every 'original' pin and research to make sure it was the original. That's insane."
A few news outlets are using the service to highlight their work. The "Today" show is posting images of "Anchor Antics," The Wall Street Journal has posted historic front pages, and Time magazine is posting its covers. || Related: How to adapt online news in the age of sharing (Poynter) | Why it’s time for journalists to pay attention to Pinterest & what you can do there (Poynter) | Pinterest is gaining on Twitter in terms of referral traffic, but Facebook's still on top (GigaOM)
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How to adapt online news in the age of sharing

Internet users are sending a message most media companies aren’t ready to hear: They want to share, reuse and remix your content.

To leaders of news organizations and other media, this probably means one thing: copyright violation. But with a … Read more

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Pinterest gains 55 percent more visitors in one month

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Pinterest had the second-largest increase in unique visitors from November to December, rising by 55 percent, according to comScore's rankings. Site traffic is still comparatively small, though. Poynter's Jeff Sonderman wrote that the site, a cross between Tumblr and Delicious, "is worth at least a little of journalists’ time" because of its devoted audience and fast growth.
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