Are You Pinning Your Own Stuff to Pinterest? Shameless Promotion Allowed! - Page 2
The changes are happening just in time as the company becomes more unwieldy. Data-research firm comScore noted it as the third fastest growing major U.S. web site in February when its users grew 52 percent to 17.8 million. Company leaders want to make sure it continues growing, unimpeded by lame policies. Such policies could jeopardize the fluid perception and navigation of users and cause them to jump ship especially if the plague rats of litigation began to proliferate, and they would nourished from delectable tidbits thrown to them by media hand maidens.
So "being authentic" is now what Pinterest is about and the message is that this reality will benefit the company in the long run. Well, bully, bully. Thanks for encouraging us to post and pin our own stuff AND not someone else's. But, again, folks, make sure you read Pinterest's fine print (see the next paragraph which is important and fine printish) so you know what's going on and are not messing up.
There are also some other benefits to the new Pinterest especially for starving artists and which will probably encourage the wealthier ones to the site. For one, there will be "simpler tools" to REPORT ALLEGED COPYRIGHT OR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT. And, Mr. Silbermann, according to reports, said something that I really, really like. The eagles have said it's OK to remove from its terms the statement that Pinterest has the right to sell users' content, saying it was "never our intention" to do so.
I'm glad they came to their senses. They were sounding rather hoggish and there was no need for them to be so upfront and rotten about it. Now they are beginning to really fit in as a savvy innovative company which is coasting on its brilliant success and the love of its users who are going to be breathing a big sigh of relief, just like users of Youtube did when they found out how marvelous it was to be able to share, connect and promote yourself!