I’ve been looking for pictures to give me ideas for wall paint and decorating ideas for my home office, but haven’t found many, until today. I’ve visited quite a few sites that have a little “pin it” button showing and visited the Pinterest site to check it out. You can’t just join, you have to be invited, and I don’t really know what criteria they are looking for, but I was invited to join.
It’s basically a site full of pictures. Pictures of all kinds of things, from home decor to cute kittens. I can find pictures I like from around the site that others have “pinned” and then re-pin them to my boards in their categories. I haven’t figured out the part about pinning from the internet, but being careful not to use photos that don’t give permission would be a concern.
As with all things on the internet, there will be those people who want to use something that is not theirs and take the credit for it. All pictures must link back to the original site which has me wondering if my re-pinned pictures are linking to the original.
I work online and don’t want my images “stolen” and not linked to me, so having the same courtesy for others applies of course. I recently read a page at Wizzley that got me thinking a bit more about how I’m using Pinterest and how it could hurt the people who posted the photo originally.
On the other hand, there is lots to see and I plan to create a “board” containing some of my own photos and art. Are you there? It seems that everyone is, and it’s so simple and pretty, it’s hard to ignore.