Why I’ll Start Using Pinterest Again After April 6th

I deleted my Pinterest account on February 29, 2012. I still love the site and actually intend to restart my account after April 6th. That’s because Pinterest finally took action to correct some potentially disastrous mistakes: their Terms of ServiceAcceptable Use Policy, and Privacy Policy.

Click here to find out why I deleted my Pinterest account in the first place.

As of April 6th, these new policies are more forgiving and actually give the user the ability to pin without fear of being sued for copyright infringement. Instead, Pinterest will simply remove any content that has been requested for removal by its owner. Your pin will disappear…but that’s a small price to pay instead of getting named in a lawsuit.

In case you get hit with too many take-down notices, Pinterest will (as of April 6th, when the new policies go into effect) be able to essentially bar you from pinning.

On the less litigious side of this news, Pinterest has also announced that the new policies will let users eventually be able to have a private pinboard. This could be great for group-based work in classrooms where you only want to share your resources with a specific set of classmates.

The future is bright for Pinterest and I’m excited to rejoin the viral sensation. Hope to see you there!

4 Comments

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  2. Goofball

    April 8, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    It’s a hassle to file all those DMCA take-down notices.  My sites are static and adding the no-pin tag would take an eternity.  Pinterest is the new pirate ship of the internet.

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  4. ReputationAdvocate.com

    June 14, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Wow, I am even more excited to use this Pinterest. This is what you call fair cost to play a game in the online business.