Pinterest - I think I's doing it wrong
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CrankyPea
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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:25:35 PM
As usual, Cranky is about a year behind the curve. My friend sent me an invitation so I am trying it out but I don't really understand what I'm doing or the etiquette of the whole thing.

My main questions, if someone has the time and patience to clarify for me:

When you "repin" something, there is a box underneath. Are you allowed to change what's in there?

Are you supposed to somehow give credit to the person you repinned from?

Can you pin something from outside of pinterist? If so, how?

Is it insulting if someone "follows" you, not to follow them back? I don't really understand following in this context.

Thank you!!


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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:29:53 PM
When you "repin" something, there is a box underneath. Are you allowed to change what's in there?

Yes, you may.

Are you supposed to somehow give credit to the person you repinned from?

Nope.

Can you pin something from outside of pinterist? If so, how?

Yes, but I don't have time to explain. I'm sure someone else will.

Is it insulting if someone "follows" you, not to follow them back? I don't really understand following in this context.

I don't think it really matters. Do whatever you want. I only follow friends and people who interest me.



gar
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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:31:33 PM
Answering your question in order. . . .

Yes.
No.
Yes - you download a Pin It button that goes in your tool bar. When you want to pin something click on the Pin It button and it's straightforward from there.
No. I Only follow a few people who like the same sort of things as I do.

Just play around and have fun, it'll all fall into place soon enough.





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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:32:31 PM
I'm no Pinterest expert, but here's my thoughts.

When you "repin" something, there is a box underneath. Are you allowed to change what's in there? Yes, you are allowed to. In fact, you should put something that is meaningful to you so you will remember why you saved that pin.

Are you supposed to somehow give credit to the person you repinned from? I don't. Pinterest will indicate where the pin came from.

Can you pin something from outside of pinterist? If so, how? Yes, but I can't really tell you how. If you look in the HELP section there are instructions on how to pin and how to put a Pin It button on your browser.

Is it insulting if someone "follows" you, not to follow them back? I don't really understand following in this context. I don't think so; I'm not insulted if someone I follow does not follow me. You should follow people who have the same interests and likes as yourself. You don't want to see a bunch of pins that don't interest you, do you? Also, you can choose which boards you want to follow, you don't have to follow all of a person's pins. Hope that makes sense.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:33:28 PM

Can you pin something from outside of pinterist? If so, how?

Yes, but I don't have time to explain. I'm sure someone else will.



I'll pick it up.

Copy the URL of the site where the picture is. Click on ADD then Add a pin and paste the URL. Click the arrows until you get the picture you want to pin.

From memory--hope that's right.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:35:45 PM
The point of following is to keep tabs on the people's pages - or particular boards of people, that are of interest to you. So it's not necessary to "be polite" and follow back. Your pinterest page is all about your likes and interests.

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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:36:16 PM
If you want to post a photo from your computer choose ADD and then UpLoad.

CrankyPea
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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:36:49 PM
Wow, I was only gone for a few minutes and you guys completely answered all my questions. Thank you so much! Peas rule!!



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Posted: 2/7/2013 2:39:48 PM
Pinterest is only for YOU to keep track and categorize what YOU want to, it's not primarily about having friends or following other people. I only follow BOARDS that interest me... I never follow EVERY board from a particular member. (as an example example: say someone pins things to boards that include fashion, hairstyles, travel ideas, and scrapbook layouts. I'll only follow the scrapbook layout board, because I don't want to see all the other stuff that person pins.)

You are certainly allowed to change what's in the caption box- it's your photo, on your board! For example, I write stuff in there to remind me later why exactly I pinned that particular picture.

it doesn't matter who you pin it from, so you don't have to give any sort of credit. Anyone who clicks on the picture should be taken right to the original source of the photo anyway (blog, website, etc) so it doesn't matter who originally pinned it to Pinterest.

I don't remember what the steps are, but there should be instructions somewhere (maybe in the e-mail you got from Pinterest?) about how to install a ''pinmarklet' button onto your internet brower bookmarks bar. Once you install that button you can just click it when you're on a website that includes something you want to pin, and the button will open a pop-window that will allow you to post the image to your pinboard.

In addition, lots of sites now have a 'pin it' button (go look at any of the scrapbook layouts in the gallery here-- the 'pin it' button is off to the right.) If the site you're on has a 'pin it' button, you can click that to open the pop-up window that pins the image to your pinboard.




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Posted: 2/7/2013 4:35:23 PM
Haven't you guys downloaded the "Pin It" tool that sits on your browser toolbar? When you see something you want to pin, you click it and pick the image you want to pin. Your board categories will come up along with a description box.


Can you pin something from outside of pinterist? If so, how?


I sometimes wonder if people really "get" Pinterest. The purpose isn't to just keep pinning stuff that has already been pinned. It is for when you are surfing the web and come across something that you want to save but instead of just making a plain old bookmark, you "pin" it to one of many boards you have categorized depending on the nature of the pin.



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Posted: 2/7/2013 4:38:05 PM
^^^^^ the "Pin It" button is the Pinmarklet (that's what they call it, anyway) and there should be instructions for how to install it onto the bookmark bar of your browser. That way, no matter what web page you're on, you can pin an image (as long as the site owner allows pinning- not all do).






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Posted: 2/7/2013 4:46:09 PM
I pin a ton from the internet, and haven't had any sites not allow pinning yet. Interesting.

CrankyPea
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Posted: 2/7/2013 4:58:10 PM

I sometimes wonder if people really "get" Pinterest. The purpose isn't to just keep pinning stuff that has already been pinned. It is for when you are surfing the web and come across something that you want to save but instead of just making a plain old bookmark, you "pin" it to one of many boards you have categorized depending on the nature of the pin.

I think that is what was kind of confusing to me - it seemed like "what's the point" if everyone is just pinning the stuff that's already there.

But once the "pinlet" or whatever thing was explained to me by the lovely Peas, it is very easy to find on Pinterest, it's under "ABOUT" and you just drag it up to your bookmarks bar!


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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:15:40 PM
LOL. I'm pretty sure it's sanctioned as ok by the Pinterest gods to choose to repin things that are already pinned, seeing as how there are 'repin' and 'follow' options.

I do both, don't see how one is more 'correct,' pretty sure it's what you make of it.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:27:48 PM
I was an early pinterest person.

Long ago, the box was "your reason for pinning, or sharing the image" With others. I used to go into detail. Waaay too much detail, LOL

The site's software has been updated, so "most" pins go back to the original source. Before, this was not always so.

You don't have to follow anyone you do not want to follow.

Careful with pinning things like your own photos. Pinning will over ride some sites privacy settings. I had a "doggie" board and found someone could see ALL my uploaded photos.

So I killed that board.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 6:36:17 PM
There are no rules. Use it however you want.


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Posted: 2/7/2013 7:04:20 PM
I was also an early Pinterest user, and NEVER repinned anything for over a year... I kind of felt that if I didn't discover it from an original source, it wasn't really MY pin! Silly me! I do occasionally repin, but mostly, I try to find unique content.

I'm also one who originally wrote waaaay too much info on my pin listings.

One thing to be aware of... many things that are pinned are expired. Especially if they are pinned from a retail source. That cute skirt you pinned from Antropologie may still sit on your pinboard, but whoever clicks on it will now find a dead end, and an expired listing. I prefer pinning from blogs and non-commercial websites. But that's just me! It might not matter to you.



gar
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Posted: 2/8/2013 2:10:41 AM

I do occasionally repin, but mostly, I try to find unique content.




I pin whatever is relevant to what I'm interested in, first or second hand pins...I don't care!

If I'm looking for decor ideas for our bedroom, for example, I'll repin and pin to my hearts content.

The crux of the idea is that they're YOUR boards, for YOU to reference. The fact that it's shared with everyone else is secondary to the initial idea at least





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Posted: 2/8/2013 5:33:25 AM

When you "repin" something, there is a box underneath. Are you allowed to change what's in there?


Yes. In fact you SHOULD change it. Otherwise you could look like a bit of a twit posting someone else's stupid comments LOL!



Can you pin something from outside of pinterist? If so, how?


When you are in Pinterest, click on the 'About' tab, then choose 'Pin It button' from the drop down box. You should be able to drag the 'Pin It' button to your bookmarks bar. Then any time you are on a site you can click the 'Pin It' button and it will give you a selection of images from that site that you can pin.

A lot of sites have their own 'Pin It' button these days.

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Posted: 2/8/2013 8:40:52 AM

I sometimes wonder if people really "get" Pinterest. The purpose isn't to just keep pinning stuff that has already been pinned. It is for when you are surfing the web and come across something that you want to save but instead of just making a plain old bookmark, you "pin" it to one of many boards you have categorized depending on the nature of the pin.


I agree that this was the original point of Pinterest, but I think it now serves a different purpose. If I'm looking for crafts, I now go to Pinterest as my "one stop shop" instead of having to surf multiple websites.

As far as the OP, I always wonder about the following thing too - when I first started, I tried to follow everyone who followed me. I can't do that now, because I couldn't keep up with it. Plus, I found that I might follow someone who pins tons of stuff I'm really not interested in, so then I have to unfollow them which makes me feel guilty.



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Posted: 2/8/2013 10:11:57 AM
Just to add my two worthless cents. If you are pinning from a blog, please go to the permalink and pin it from there. So many pin from the home page of the blog so it doesn't go back to whatever great thing was first pinned.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 10:46:45 AM

Just to add my two worthless cents. If you are pinning from a blog, please go to the permalink and pin it from there. So many pin from the home page of the blog so it doesn't go back to whatever great thing was first pinned.


Amen!



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Posted: 2/8/2013 10:56:35 AM

Yes. In fact you SHOULD change it. Otherwise you could look like a bit of a twit posting someone else's stupid comments LOL!




Meh, I never bother. People think I'm a twit if I don't? LOL. I only change it if the orignal comments are ridiculously gushy over the top, especially calling every single idea "genius'.


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