Dear Pinterest: My Love Has a Limit

Pinterest, I heart you.   Facebook and Twitter are mere memories to me. But we've hit a snag in our relationship, Pinterest.
We need better boundaries. 

You know how when I highlight some copy on a page to give a little background on what the pin is about?  There should be a limit on that.  

People work hard on what they present on their sites.  If you're interested in your tool being used for good and not evil, please limit the amount of text that can be copied and pasted in a pinning window.  That way everyone wins - the writer, the artist and Pinterest.  

Do you think we can work it out?  Do you think some better boundaries could be developed?  I think this is pretty important. 

Waiting by the mailbox telegraph phone  computer for you to answer....



Jan Conwell said...

I've had about fifty people tell me Pinterest is not to be ignored. Even at the doll show yesterday. But now this...should I stay away until this issue is solved, or just be cautious?

Dixie Redmond said...

Oh definitely don't avoid it! It's wonderful! Just be aware. And if you pin from others' sites be respectful and don't copy their whole blog post when you pin the picture. Give people a reason to visit the blog. Pinterest is more important than FB in my opinion for sharing and marketing your work.

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Good point Dixie!
I do agree tho that Pinterest is wonderful . . . We are all so visual and this really hits the mark!
(Tho I need a little restraint and have to pull myself away!)
I've hardly touched facebook lately . . . . not as visually fufilling! :-)

Happy Heart Day!


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