Friday, March 30, 2012

The Pinterest Problem: an update

Apparently I'm one of the only people to talk about Pinterest's copyright issues and other problems, or one of the first to anyway, because my October 2011 post "The Pinterest Problem" continues to get hits-- especially as the site grows.

And apparently it's a hot topic, because Pinterest has updated it's Terms of Service.

Of note, an update relevant to my previous post:
We released simpler tools for anyone to report alleged copyright or trademark infringements.
They're also apparently outlawing Thinspo or Pro-Mia type pictures (I did notice some of those disturbing pics on there last year, amid the chevron-print cookies and DIY chair makeovers) and paving the way for private pinboards. Private pinboards, that annoys me... isn't the point of Pinterest to share and discover new things that others have pinned?

Finally, they pulled a reversal on their previous "NewsCorp buys MySpace" type of service term:
Our original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you grant Pinterest the right for us to sell your content. Selling content was never our intention and we removed this from our updated Terms.
I'll end this post by first pointing out that the site is now getting much, much more attention from mainstream media as opposed to just from shelter, fashion, food and tech blogs. I now have twice as many Facebook friends on Pinterest compared with when the year began. Changes are bound to come with such attention.

And, since I hate doing posts without pictures, here are some of my most recent pins:

Project inspiration: retro bread boxes

UPDATE: Here's the post with my DIY Retro Bread Box based on the following vintage bread bins.

I've been pining away for one of those vintage enamel bread boxes with the word "BREAD" emblazoned across them for a couple of years now.

It all started when I thought I would get into making my own sourdough bread, and I was looking for the best way to keep it once it'd been made. Metal bread boxes turned out to be the answer.

My sourdough starter died, but my desire to own a metal bread bin did not.

Too bad the kind I like mostly start in the 60 dollar range.

I've pinned a bunch on my kitchen Pinterest board, hoping to DIY one for much cheaper. I've come up with a decent solution, but before I show you the project, I wanted to share some of my inspiration...

Friday, March 16, 2012

I've mooooved...

No, not my blog. In person, I've moved off the ranch.

That's why I haven't posted in a while; I'm still settling in. That, and my 10 month old is keeping me busy.

I'm still a ranch girl at heart, and would take rural living any day over urban or suburban. But... it's nice to have a little space of our own after sharing the same house with my parents (and sometimes adult sister and brother) for over two years.
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