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Lawyer and photo enthusiast Kristen has deleted her pinterest account. Sound like no big deal? Actually, why she deleted her account is a pretty big deal. 
After reading complaints from other photographers about their images being used on social media without permission, Kristen looked into Pinterest’s Terms of Use section and discovered to her surprise she was vulnerable to a lawsuit. According to the terms, Pinterest users are legally responsible for their pins and re-pins. If they violate copyright, the pinner is culpable.
Since social media took hold, photographers have been both the most beneficiary and maligned users of the sites. While the promotional benefits are endless, so are the ways images can be used without permission, or thanks to insidious terms and conditions, rights can be stolen.
A post on the photoshelter blog nicely sums up photographers’ relationship to Social media: "Why Instagram is Terrible for Photographers, and why you should use it."
As each new social media site covers new territory, new legal issues arise. Pinning a photo is a form of promotion and appreciation, yet thanks to the newness of the digital frontier, it can be legally damning.
If you are interested in suing Social Irony, please feel free to visit our Pinterest page.
Thanks for the original reporting by Business Insider.

Lawyer and photo enthusiast Kristen has deleted her pinterest account. Sound like no big deal? Actually, why she deleted her account is a pretty big deal. 

After reading complaints from other photographers about their images being used on social media without permission, Kristen looked into Pinterest’s Terms of Use section and discovered to her surprise she was vulnerable to a lawsuit. According to the terms, Pinterest users are legally responsible for their pins and re-pins. If they violate copyright, the pinner is culpable.

Since social media took hold, photographers have been both the most beneficiary and maligned users of the sites. While the promotional benefits are endless, so are the ways images can be used without permission, or thanks to insidious terms and conditions, rights can be stolen.

A post on the photoshelter blog nicely sums up photographers’ relationship to Social media: "Why Instagram is Terrible for Photographers, and why you should use it."

As each new social media site covers new territory, new legal issues arise. Pinning a photo is a form of promotion and appreciation, yet thanks to the newness of the digital frontier, it can be legally damning.

If you are interested in suing Social Irony, please feel free to visit our Pinterest page.

Thanks for the original reporting by Business Insider.

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People in the publishing industry agree, the “September Issue” is always the biggest and best ever, especially from Vogue. We can’t argue with that… since we’ve known for years that “Social Media is Sexy, Kinda.” Thank you Fast Company for reaffirming what we knew all along. Check out the September issue because it’s chockfull of great content. The only complaint, they could have made Mindy Kaling look a whole lot sexier on the cover. 

People in the publishing industry agree, the “September Issue” is always the biggest and best ever, especially from Vogue. We can’t argue with that… since we’ve known for years that “Social Media is Sexy, Kinda.” Thank you Fast Company for reaffirming what we knew all along. Check out the September issue because it’s chockfull of great content. The only complaint, they could have made Mindy Kaling look a whole lot sexier on the cover. 

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Yesterday a power outage in Virginia temporarily disabled Amazon’s “Elastic Compute Cloud,” leaving the entire planet without popular networking sites Instagram and Pinterest. Severe weather, along with high-speed winds were to blame and result in millions still without power.Instagram was dead and still is, with many photo-sharing fans franticly trying to upload images unsuccessfully while being left with the question, “WTF!?”Pinterest posted this statement, “we’re upgrading our servers for the next 15 minutes,” probably not to panic the pin-hungry addicts. We noticed the “SPAM Message” as a result, which left us scratching our beards. To those on the east coast of the U.S. still suffering from the power outage, we hope electricity is restored so you can get connected once again. 
In the meantime, here’s to an evening of candlelight, a bottle of fine Bordeaux and your favorite book.

Yesterday a power outage in Virginia temporarily disabled Amazon’s “Elastic Compute Cloud,” leaving the entire planet without popular networking sites Instagram and Pinterest. Severe weather, along with high-speed winds were to blame and result in millions still without power.

Instagram was dead and still is, with many photo-sharing fans franticly trying to upload images unsuccessfully while being left with the question, “WTF!?”

Pinterest posted this statement, “we’re upgrading our servers for the next 15 minutes,” probably not to panic the pin-hungry addicts. We noticed the “SPAM Message” as a result, which left us scratching our beards. To those on the east coast of the U.S. still suffering from the power outage, we hope electricity is restored so you can get connected once again.

In the meantime, here’s to an evening of candlelight, a bottle of fine Bordeaux and your favorite book.

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Pinterest and Instagram are two the of the fastest growing apps of all time. So what would happen if you combine the two? Pinstagram - was created by Pek Pongpaet and Brandon Leonardo as a weekend project. The two were jokingly throwing around ideas and thought a Pinterest for Instagram would be a funny concept. Is this a billion dollar mashup?

Pinterest and Instagram are two the of the fastest growing apps of all time. So what would happen if you combine the two? Pinstagram - was created by Pek Pongpaet and Brandon Leonardo as a weekend project. The two were jokingly throwing around ideas and thought a Pinterest for Instagram would be a funny concept. Is this a billion dollar mashup?

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WHY PINTEREST IS MADE FOR MARKETING THE TOURISM INDUSTRY

Have you checked out the Pinterest social media platform yet?   If not, a quick overview.  Pinterest is a new social media platform with a focus on image sharing, with messages attached.   Think of it as a social scrapbook where you can share and discuss your favorite images, to funny finds.
I know what you are thinking … I don’t need another social media site.  But consider these 3 facts … Read more … bit.ly/JMX3OL

How Pinterest is influencing the travel and tourism industry. #socialmedia

digitalspark:

WHY PINTEREST IS MADE FOR MARKETING THE TOURISM INDUSTRY


Have you checked out the Pinterest social media platform yet?   If not, a quick overview.  Pinterest is a new social media platform with a focus on image sharing, with messages attached.   Think of it as a social scrapbook where you can share and discuss your favorite images, to funny finds.

I know what you are thinking … I don’t need another social media site.  But consider these 3 facts … Read more … bit.ly/JMX3OL

How Pinterest is influencing the travel and tourism industry. #socialmedia

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