Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Round-Up - #225






My good friend, Jean Fischer, gives a primer on Pinterest. She's even got me interested,  and you know how resistant I am to adding more social media to my plate!

Writers: Have you tried Pinterest? Please share your experience.

Readers: What kinds of Pinterest boards attract your attention?

Have a blessed weekend!


9 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. I haven't tried Pinterist - and I'm not sure I would ... especially having read about the copyright aspects re photos etc .. and it's photo/image oriented and I'm not really that knowledgeable in that area ...

Good luck with it though -Happy Christmas and here's to a very happy 2013 - cheers Hilary

Jean Fischer said...

Susan, thanks for the link. I've been using Pinterest for several months, and I find it a great tool for organizing information. They now offer two locked boards where you can store information privately.

Wishing you a very blessed Christmas!
Jean

Rhonda Schrock said...

I haven't, no. I'm barely keeping afloat as it is, but I know people love it. Maybe one of these days...

Sigh.

Merry Christmas!

Karen Lange said...

Jean does have some great tips for Pinterest. I keep meaning to visit Pinterest because of her advice. Thanks for the reminder! :)

Blessings,
Karen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Hilary - Hmm, I'll have to check out that aspect before I dive in.

Hi Jean - You're welcome. Can you comment on Hilary's concern?

Hi Rhonda - I'm trying to snip away the excess, and here I am thinking about Pinterest!

Hi Karen - One of my friends recently received an iPad for her birthday. The first thing she showed me was her Pinterest board.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jean Fischer said...

Hi, Susan... I've attached a link that addresses some of the copyright issues. When a person pins something onto their boards, Pinterest automatically links the pin to its source. There have been questions floating around since Pinterest's beginning about copyright law, but so far, none of its almost 12 million users have been sued, and the general consensus is that copyright falls under "fair use". Also, websites can block their content from being pinned. I think a problem would arise if you presented the pinned content as your own creation.

http://www.lextechnologiae.com/2012/03/03/why-deleting-your-pinterest-boards-over-copyright-concerns-is-an-overreaction/

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

I've heard of pinterest, but have no clue what it will do...

Sassy Granny ... said...

I've been avoiding Pinterest, Twitter, Smart Phones and all the other stuff that might take me hostage. I sure hear good things about it, though.

Wishing you & yours a blessed & joy-filled Christmas, Susan.

Kathleen

Nancy said...

That was great advice from Jean. I think that if I ever wanted to do Pinterist,that I could follow her directions. It might even be fun.