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Pinterest To Change Terms of Use

After a building online controversy in recent weeks about the content of their terms of service, Pinterest has announced this week that they are changing their terms of use to address the biggest point of concern of users and internet content producers. The site’s new terms of use will go into effect on April 6th, 2012.

Controversy had been building online about wording in the site’s existing terms of use that stipulated that users were granting the service the right to sell content that they posted to the site. This terminology was making many internet content producers and copyright holders extremely nervous about allowing their content to be “pinned” to the site, for fear of it being commercialized in some way they had no control over. Many sites were installing “no pin” code restricting Pinterest from being utilized with their sites. Backlash against the site was growing and loud, to the point that it seemed the issue was causing the site’s popularity to fall as fast as it had previously been rising. Continue Reading →

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Pinterest Inspiration | Designing on a Grid

[Editor's Note: This article is the first in a new bi-weekly series from our new Contributing Writer Steph Vetne showcasing ideas and products on Pinterest that have inspired her creatively. We hope that you'll find some inspiration from these ideas, too! -- Nancy]

Like so many others, I am enamored with the wildly-popular Pinterest website. In case you haven’t ventured over there yet, Pinterest is a virtual pinboard – allowing users to “pin” images from other websites and collect them on virtual inspiration boards. It’s like having visual bookmarks you can share with everyone you know. You can also browse other people’s pins and “repin” them on your boards. It’s a limitless source of ideas and shared inspiration.

I often find scrapbooking and design inspiration from non-scrapbooking sources. There are patterns and designs everywhere you look – signs, paintings, color combinations, clothes, and on and on. Pinterest allows me to collect all those ideas in one place.

When I was trying to narrow down the many images I’ve pinned recently, I came across this photo and instantly knew that I wanted to play with this design idea.

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