Not so long ago, I started to get into Pinterest. What better way to keep track of awesomeness I thought? Then I started to read about some issues with it from lots of different sources. I am not going to go into it all now, but suffice to say, it was enough to stop me using it for a while. There have been some policy changes and while I am not sure if the issues are resolved fully, I am warily pinning again.
(Although, preparing this blog post has made me think again. I think it is so important to make sure you are pinning the actual person who created the thing’s work. Not re-pinning a pic someone put on their blog and did not link to the creator. There were some other wonderful things I was going to share, but folks have not pinned in the honest way I believe they should. I will not perpetuate it by linking to someone who has done the wrong thing and I will be removing those things I have inadvertently pinned.)
So, what can I show you that I have been pinning? Here’s a small glimpse. Clicking the images will take you to the source of the pic, not Pinterest. Credit due to the creators don’t you think?
The hot chocolate cupcakes is a case in point. I first saw them in my Facebook feed, posted by a recipe website. Ooh Yum I thought & went to look for the recipe to Pin it. Hmm. No link with the pic. Not on their website. Curious. So I searched “Hot Chocolate Cupcakes” in good old google and found the true source of the pic - Diary of a Ladybird blog. So I pinned from there.
So there you have it. I love how Pinterest can organise the wonderful things you can find on the internet, but I am still not 100% comfortable with it. I will be more wary when re-pinning from now on. I will make sure the pin is a direct link to the creator before re-pinning or just pin the from creators site myself. How about you? Are you trustworthy with other people’s work?