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Pinterest - A Social Cataloging Community

Pinterest is basically a social catalog.  It's a community to share collections of things you love.  It's similar to a "like" on Facebook, or a "+1" on Google Plus. It's even like "Digg" "Delicious" "StumbleUpon" and "ReTweeting" but the difference at Pinterest is that it's all about "Pin" or pinning content. 

According to TechCrunch, Pinterest hit 10 million US monthly uniques faster than any standalone site everAGBeat says that Pinterest now drives as much traffic as Twitter  Since Pinterest accounts are by invitation only, how do you get invited? 

You can ask a friend, or you can also just request one like I did right from the site.  It took about three days, then an email invite arrived at my in-box.  I've setup a couple boards myself to see how it all works and to learn how to navigate around the site.  To be honest, I like the ease of use.  I can see the potential the site has and why it's getting tons of attention.  It's worth checking out, Pinterest has something for everyone for sure. 

Some Quick Pinterest Etiquette:

Be Nice! Be Creative. The best pinboards mix products, art, recipes and images from all across the web. Try not to pin everything from a single source.  Give Credit. If you blog about an item you found on Pinterest, it's nice to credit your fellow pinners by linking back to the original pin.

A Few Tips once you get started:

Make sure you Install the bookmarklet. It lets you add a pin from any website with just one click. 

Be sure to follow others pinboards. You can use your Twitter and Facebook accounts to find other friends on Pinterest to follow as well as invite. Pinterest is as much about discovering new things as it is about sharing.

Pin carefully! Use big images, write thoughtful descriptions, and pin things you really love. Also, no nudity, sorry!  :)  Oh yeah, and ' forget to follow me on Pinterest too.



"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 66 commentsBrad Andersohn • February 12 2012 04:50PM


Brad - Jennifer has absolutely dived into this and I sense the addiction already (for her, not me).  She really seems to like it.  That's pretty cool.  Hope all is well, my man.

Posted by Jason Sardi, Your Agent for Life (Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad,

we recently registered with pinterest, but still have to find the energy to add this service to the mix, it seems like a cool thing but time and timing are running low

Posted by Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490 (eXp Realty, Victoria BC almost 9 years ago

Brad this interesting and intriguing but I just don't know if I have one more iota of attention span left for one more site...much as I would like to.  Somehow, I just have to work real estate into the day.  I hope you continue to benefit from Pinterest.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) almost 9 years ago

My new obsession is Pinterest and loving all the gorgeous photos and creative people out there. Great way to share Real Estate too!

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA) almost 9 years ago

I just bookmarked this do I can reblog it this week and put it in the Pinterest Group, too. 

Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge almost 9 years ago

I have seen Pinterest and think it looks really interesting. Thanks for letting us know how to get involved with it.

Posted by Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate (Prudential CT Realty) almost 9 years ago

Brad:  I'm just learning how to utilize this new and popular site for the betterment of my business.  It's been fun so far, but I'm hoping I can really put it to work for me ... and gain from that use.  Thanks for helping me move closer to achieving that ..


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) almost 9 years ago

Brad - Been on it for several weeks now but haven't pinned anything yet.... I guess it will take away from my FB time....

Posted by Robert and Lisa Hammerstein -201-315-8618, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Christie's International Real Estate ) almost 9 years ago

This looks like a great tool.  I will research this tool in further detail.

Posted by Luis Iniguez, Search Inland Empire Homes For Sale - Short Sale Agent (Option One Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the comprehensive information on this new social media tool. It'll definitely gain momentum and already has in certain circles. It's definitely worth looking into and adding into the mix as time permits.

Posted by Charlie Dresen, Steamboat Springs, CO e-Pro (Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty) almost 9 years ago

Thanks for the info; I requested an invite.

Posted by Todd Anderson, Park City | Deer Valley Real Estate (You In Park City group - KW Park City Keller Williams Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

I love it.  I've cooked dozens of new things.  Haven't spent a ton of time there yet, but I'll get around to it.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad - I have not heard of Pinterest so I will check it out at some point in the future if it gets some longer term traction.

Posted by FN LN almost 9 years ago

@Marc #14. It's the fastest growing social media site of all time. Ever. It passed everything but FB in December.

But please, please, please we do not want the Realtors to dork this up. No listings unless it's an incredibly cool shot. No logos, no junk. 

PS: Brad love the "Journey" board. Scenes from my childhood on the Russian River and Monterey. Repinned several. Social media at it's best!


Posted by Leslie Ebersole, I help brokers build businesses they love. (Swanepoel T3 Group) almost 9 years ago

I just joined... and now I need to find the time to post. It is interesting.. I just need some more hours in the day/night.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) almost 9 years ago

Congrats on the feature! Pinterest sounds great, especially with that kind of traffic. Thanks for sharing the how to and have a great week.

Posted by Laurie Clark CRB Angel Realty LLC Your Monument Realtor 719-502-6572, Angel Realty, LLC (CRB-CCSS-ASD-HBS-RSD-Denver Short Sale Agents) almost 9 years ago

Brad, Pinterst is on my list to check out this week - you are always so spot on with what you bring to us :) Have a great a week!


Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad,

I'm there myself...but for the life of me I really can't figure out why?

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) almost 9 years ago

Hey Brad, I'm seeing a lot of posts about Pinterest lately.  I'm on it but not active yet.  Seems like a great idea but takes a lot of time I don't have now. 

Posted by Rich Cederberg, eXp Realty Agent Albuquerque (eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

I'm not totally hooked on it like everyone predicted I would be. It's okay. But then, you can only be addicted to so many websites. Can't cut in to my ActiveRain time!!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 9 years ago

I am in. Started my boards this week and already have people following them.
This site has great page rank with Google. 

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk, Property Management & Sales Experts 951-217-6745 (Property Management & Sales at REALTY WORKS TEMECULA, CA 92590 (951) 217-6745) almost 9 years ago

Pininterst is pretty addicting.  You can follow me.  As usual... SusanGoulding

Posted by Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate (Crown Key Realty, Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad--congratulations on the Feature.  I have a Pinterest account and have played around with it a bit, but just don't seem to devote the time to expanding it.  I know lots of people who love it.  It just hasn't struck me yet although it is intriguing how rapidly it is growing. 

Posted by Janet Jones, Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii (Just Your Style Interiors, LLC) almost 9 years ago

My wife was talking about this website the other day and she was saying it is addictive.  I guess I need to jump in and take a look for myself....

Posted by Greg Gillespie, CRS / Broker Owner (GumTree Realty / Genesis Realty Services,Inc) almost 9 years ago

Hey Brad, I should have known you would be on top of this! After raeding Sardi's comment, I better stay away, it sounds like fun but there are just so many hours in the day! (I am still hooked on Posterous and still following your "un-guided missile) Best to you and your family!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) almost 9 years ago

Brad, I just wish I had enough time in the day to do some of these.  Looks interesting, but, no time.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 9 years ago

I am hooked on the Pinning.  Already have several pinboards and have to stay away sometimes as it is addicting.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Ph.D., Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Beam & Branch Realty) almost 9 years ago

Good morning Brad.  I keep reading more and more about this, so soon I need to check this out.  I've bookmarked.  Thx as always for all the advice.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 9 years ago

I read about it recently and actually checked it out but did not join it.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 9 years ago

Oh no.... I received an invitation a while ago, but I ignored it.... not enough time! You are making me reconsider.... but what the heck did I do with that invitation??

Posted by Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources. (Top Agent Plus) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad, I heard about this many moons ago and at the time I said I wasn't "pinterested" in joining, I simply had no time to devote to it. As it grew more popular and I heard what other people are doing with it, I had a change of heart and am now signed up. I've posted two things. The reason I'm lagging is this:

We've been discussing pinning other people's pictures on Pinterest in some Facebook groups, and one of my main concerns was copyright infringement. I have a very bad feeling that pinning someone else's photo is in violation of copyright, even though Pinterest says it's OK. Their advice on it (along with their Copyright info) is this:

"Credit Your Sources

Pins are the most useful when they have links back to the original source. If you notice that a pin is not sourced correctly, leave a comment so the original pinner can update the source. Finding the original source is always preferable to a secondary source such as Google Image Search or a blog entry." 

We've had it hammered into us on Active Rain and in other forums that simply giving credit to the source is not suffucient to satisfy copyright, and that we eithr need to get permission from the photo's owner or buy a license to use it on our own site. So, if I go to someone's blog and see a gorgeous picture of a Pacific sunset or some mouth-watering gourmet creation and pin it to my board, is simply crediting the source as Pinterest says really going to protect me if the owner of that picture decides to sue me for copyright infringement? If I do this on my blog without getting permission to do so, I'm opening myself up to a lot of grief. Forgive me for erring on the side of caution, but how can we be sure we're protected from legal action? To me, this seems like a huge problem waiting to happen. I don't think I'm going to pin anything until I can get a satisfactory and legally binding answer to this.

Thanks for your patience!

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) almost 9 years ago

COngrats on another feature...and, oh, no, not more things to learn and try out in the world of social media LOL!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 9 years ago

I created an account last night and will find time to add it to the "mix" of other "popular" venues that everyone seems to enjoy. Truly seems like most of us will easily be able to say.. "we don't have time." But like you say, "it's popular with consumers." Grrrrr. I'll go pin a few pics tonight.. maybe I'll find a way to have some fun with it. How's your son and his band doing? Hope you are well.

Posted by Greg Nino, Houston, Texas (RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP) almost 9 years ago

Wayne - I wouldn't worry about that too much.  Twitter isn't going anywhere because of all the retweets which might also be considered "copyright infringed" right?  ActiveRain isn't shutting down or removing the "ReBlog" feature either etc.

Pinterest automatically puts a "Link Back" to the original author and site. Pinterest also suggests that adding any additional "kudos" or links along with a good description is good for all.  Think of it simply as retweeting, reblogging, resharing, video embedding, and discovering.  This is what we all refer to as "viral exposure" and it's all good.

Now if they decide that there is anything illegal or inappropriate about all the activity and millions using Pinterest, than I, along with the millions of others will have to find another safe and sane way to "discover & share" all the great things the Internet has to offer, and I'm OK with that too.  I think it's legit and see great value in some of the ways it's already being used by so many others. 

Take a moment to read the two articles I mention in the first paragraph.

I'll put together a post with the top 10 reasons folks in the real estate business might want to consider finding a little time to "Pin" on Pinterest.  I'll bet some of you can come up with 4 or 5 obvious reasons right now...    :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU for poSTING THIS. I have not a clue what I should be doing on Pinterest, yet I have a ton of people following me. Now I have some direction. Thank you again.

Did I say thank you yet?

Posted by Dee Nofziger, Maumee Real Estate, Toledo Homes, Key Realty (|Key Realty | Maumee Toledo Real Estate Blog) almost 9 years ago

OK, thanks Brad! I'll be waiting for your next post, I'm curious as to how this will relate to real estate.

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) almost 9 years ago

I love Pinterest and am so addicted!  It's actually taken up too many hours of my time though....As a home stager it's great to keep design and organization ideas all in one spot as I'm browsing the web with a click of a button.  I love it.  My husband - not so thrilled.  :) 

Posted by Jennifer Mondaine, Home Staging Consultant (Precision Home Staging & Redesign, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Pinterest is great! Thanks for the etiquette tips.

Posted by Kimberley Rosenstein, Superior Service (HomeSmart) almost 9 years ago

You got it Wayne

Here's one way I see it working right now... Dream Homes, but you'll have to "connect" the dots. 
(I don't want to give up all the thunder here and now)  :-)


Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Brad, you are such a tease...

I am also looking at how The Corcoran Group is using Pinterest...very Pinteresting!

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) almost 9 years ago

Brad~  We just started using Pinterest last week...Check out how we are using it at Joy Daniels Real Estate Group

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) almost 9 years ago

I am on pinterest and I can see how this would be a great tool for link building. Many people post links to products they like and repin it. Real Estate agents could post listings but not overly spam their account with listings which link to their site. Loving pinterest so far.

Posted by Gabrielle Jeans, Real Estate Web Solution, Real Estate Trainer and Coach (WebTech Dezine, Gabrielle Jeans Real Estate Coach) almost 9 years ago

Great info, I had never heard of this before! I will check it out!

Posted by Kevin A. Guttman-Author, ReverseMortgageSpecialist, 877-251-9709 (NMLS #384936) almost 9 years ago

Thanks everyone for reading and for all your comments. 

I am putting together a post with some resources (including some mentioned above) so that you'll have some good ideas and great ways to incorporate this new platform and not have it seem like it's going to be just another time-suck. I get it.

Sorry I haven't been back here to respond to each of your comments, I'm just really busy right now keeping up with all the great stuff that's going on at work at the same time this was featured.

Thanks for understanding.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Pinterest is actually a time saver for all those people who find cool things on the web and then have to think of some way to organize/save them, so they can find them later when they have the time to do them.  This would include recipes and home decor, gardening ideas, stuff for the kids or grandkids, holiday ideas, so much more.

If you think of it as finding cool stuff to show off to other people, then don't bother. Think of it as a way to organize all the stuff you love and don't want to lose track of, since every pin links back to the original source you don't have to 'save' that how-to video that you don't want to lose, just 'pin' a picture from the site and you'll be able to find it again easily.

Then, other people might also like what you pinned and that's fun.

The obvious way to use it for real estate is to pin a picture from one of your blog posts. Just make sure you don't get spammy, pin a really good photo of something unique. If you write a post about a listing, include a picture of the backyard fountain, then pin it under 'garden ideas'. If anyone wants a closer look at it, they'll be taken right to your blog post.

I took a picture of a great tree at a house I was showing, will write a post about the fact that I would buy a house just to get a great tree like this, and pin that photo to Pinterest.

Posted by Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder (The DiGiorgio Group) almost 9 years ago

Brad -- Thank you for this post. Have heard a lot about Pinterest but just don't have the time to sift through it. I appreciate your experimenting with it and posting your info her. Will look forward to more.

Posted by Barbara Altieri, REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale (Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate) almost 9 years ago


Pinterest looks interesting.  I will join and hopefully take advatage of this site.  Thanks for the tips about using Pinterest.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) almost 9 years ago

I love it and I am doing it my way.  I am not going to get into the "real estate agent" mindset on this one.  I do it just because I like to!  :)

Posted by Jo Olson, Retired - HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt (HOMEFRONT Realty) almost 9 years ago

How timely. I have my invitation to Pinterest, but I was looking for someone to show me how to use it. Looks like I'll be working on it tonight. Thanks

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) almost 9 years ago

I have been addicted to Pinterest for months. I have several creative hobbies I love to pursue in my spare time and also love to collect ideas for interior design and landscaping. The greatest benefit so far to me has been the money it has saved me in buying magazines - sounds silly but it's true. Everything you can find in any magazine is on Pinterest somewhere. :)

I don't really see an application at all for sales, because as an avid user, I would be very annoyed if advertisements started showing up in my newsfeed! However, I do mention it to my contacts and on my social media outlets quite often. I invite them to join and to check out my boards on home organization, decorating, crafting, etc. I think it's another fun resource we can direct them too, but I will never use it to promote listings.

Thanks for bringing up the topic - it will be interesting to see how it evolves as it grows.

Happy Pinning and stop by and say Hi!

Posted by Mary Borth, almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad,

Dawn Rousseau likes your pin 'Miami FL. - Unbelievable!!'

Whitney Meyer repinned your pin 'vacation home? yes please.'

Dawn Rousseau repinned your pin 'my kind of pool'

Sara Sissel repinned your pin 'Miami FL. - Unbelievable!!'

Kari Lawlor repinned your pin 'Miami FL, won't have to go too far....haha'

Destiny Caleste repinned your pin 'Miami FL. - Unbelievable!!'

Katy Williams repinned your pin 'Miami FL. - Unbelievable!!'

Claire Moseley repinned your pin 'Miami FL. - Unbelievable!!'

Sharaya Renee repinned your pin 'Pillars. (Palm Avenue - Florida)'

Phyllis McDonald-Mattie repinned your pin 'Key Biscayne, FL'

Amy Martin repinned your pin 'Miami FL. - Unbelievable!!'

MissRudd repinned your pin 'Miami FL. - Unbelievable!!'

Ashley Cole repinned your pin 'Miami FL.:)'

Wayne Harriman started following all of your pinboards. Follow Wayne back.

Happy Pinning!

Thanks for the "repinning" everyone.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

....and thanks for all the follows too.  :-)

Hi Brad,

Diane Haley Brooks started following all of your pinboards. Follow Diane back.

Betty Jung started following all of your pinboards. Follow Betty back.

Joselle Marsh started following all of your pinboards. Follow Joselle back.

Cheryl Ritchie started following all of your pinboards. Follow Cheryl back.

Charles Kraus started following all of your pinboards. Follow Charles back.

Randy Leeper started following all of your pinboards. Follow Randy back.

Tiffany Kjellander started following all of your pinboards. Follow Tiffany back.

Lynda Eisenmann started following all of your pinboards. Follow Lynda back.

Ed Rybczynski started following all of your pinboards. Follow Ed back.

Greg Nino started following all of your pinboards. Follow Greg back.


Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Brad - I think I just receive an invite for Pinterest, and I need to go dig into it.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 9 years ago

Wow-another very interesting possibility to get involved in I am going to research and see if this is something I will use, I have gotten involved with other sites and just have not dedicated the time.

Posted by Lorraine or Loretta Kratz, Certified Negotiation Consultants (Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions.) almost 9 years ago

Just a little more encouraging info about "how and why" Pinterest:

"Pinterest is generating more referral traffic to websites than Youtube, Google+, and LinkedIn combined!"


Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

I just started there last week.  Posted Mike's birthday peanut butter pie and my sis said "you need to get that up there!"  So my first pin I had something like 28 repins and 7 likes in 10 minutes.  This place is crazy!

Posted by Renée Donohue~Home Photography, Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer (Savvy Home Pix) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brad,

A friend told my daughter and I about Pinterest at Thanksgiving.  I love it! I'll have to look for you there!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) almost 9 years ago

Brad, I had posted early this morning, and then discovered your post a few hours later.  Our views are complementary. I have added a link to your blog post, as an update to mine, since it's too late to reblog yours...

May I leave this here?  (I am also referring my visitors to these comments.)

A bunch of tips on how to approach Pinterest as a new user:

The Next Big Thing? :: Pinterest :: What Is It?

Posted by George Fanucci, Internet - Technology - Business - Solutions ( almost 9 years ago

There is so much going on with and at Pinterest right now, hope you're all keeping up with the latest news and fodder... 

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Pinterest just made the Top 10 Mobile Apps on iTunes Today~

Just sayin...  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

Interesting. Wil have to check this out. Thanks for sharing, Brad.

Posted by Sherry Peckhoon Sim, Broker/Owner, Covering the Beautiful Central Coast (Sims & Company) almost 9 years ago

Sherry - so far I'm loving it and also seeing the power of it's traffic generation.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) almost 9 years ago

I just joined up and can see how it will be another addiction!  Hope you're having fun with it too.  They say it is great for driving traffic to your website, so we shall see!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 8 years ago
Brad, getting hooked!  Count me in as another follower..  Oh and I'm here
Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) over 8 years ago

OKEYDOKEY Pamela, I'll be following you too!  Pin some cool stuff for us~  :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 8 years ago

Updated Terms of Service

Over the last few weeks, we've been working on an update to our Terms. When we first launched Pinterest, we used a standard set of Terms. We think that the updated Terms of Service, Acceptable Use Policy, and Privacy Policy are easier to understand and better reflect the direction our company is headed in the future. We'd encourage you to read these changes in their entirety, but we thought there were a few changes worth noting.

  • Our original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you grant Pinterest the right for to sell your content. Selling content was never our intention and we removed this from our updated Terms.
  • We updated our Acceptable Use Policy and we will not allow pins that explicitly encourage self-harm or self-abuse.
  • We released simpler tools for anyone to report alleged copyright or trademark infringements.
  • Finally, we added language that will pave the way for new features such as a Pinterest API and Private Pinboards.

We think these changes are important and we encourage you to review the new documents here. These terms will go into effect for all users on April 6, 2012.

Like everything at Pinterest, these updates are a work in progress that we will continue to improve upon. We're working hard to make Pinterest the best place for you to find inspiration from people who share your interest. We've gotten a lot of help from our community as we've crafted these Terms.


Ben & the Pinterest Team

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 8 years ago