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I like the fact that I don't have to use bookmarks on my toolbar anymore. If I am at work and find something to Pin, I can go home and log in to Pinterest and there is whatever I found while I was at work. Instead of being at home trying to remember what website I found that I wanted to remember, lol.
Or having notes in my pocket with websites written on them to go back to when I get home. Now I can just Pin It and find it at home or vice versa. Sweeeet!!
Pineterest is awesome! I'm such a visual person, so for me this is the best possible way to "surf"! Brilliant concept -- completely addidicted! I have the app too, great way to pass the time when you're having to wait! A new happy place!
You know, I checked into this and received an invitation. However, it said that I have to sign up through either my Facebook or Twitter account and give access to my friends and family who are on my list. I'm just not comfortable doing that, so I declined. Is there another way to join without granting access to that information?
Once you join with Twitter, you can just log in with your email address and password - you never have to use the Twitter and Facebook features of the site after that.
They just do that because you can set it up to automatically tweet and FB your pins, but you don't have to
So I wouldn't have any reservations about setting up your account.
This is the info. I received when I tried to log in with Facebook:
Pinterest is requesting permission to do the following:
Access my basic information
Includes name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information I've shared with everyone..Post to my Wall
Pinterest may post status messages, notes, photos, and videos to my Wall.Access my data any time
Pinterest may access my data when I'm not using the application
Why would they need to have access to all of that personal information just to set up an account? Too much Big Brother for my comfort.
Last edited by Scrapjanny; 06-27-2011 at 11:10 AM..
Reason: Added something.
I signed up through Twitter last month. I haven't really gotten into it, though. I just don't get the hype. It's just a place to share and see pictures. I thought it was going to be something more. Just not for me, I guess.
Can anyone give me more information on Pinterest? I have heard about it three times in the last week but the website doesn't explain anything.
Is there any security? I'm always a little hesitant to put too much of me on the internet but this sounds like the solution to my hoarding of ideas.
Shayshe, it's like bookmarking but with visual aids. If you want to keep track of a web page then you Pin it (via a button installed on your Bookmarks toolbar - painless installation). The Pinterest website pops up a window with all the images on the page - you then select which image you want & can add descriptions, etc.
Describing how to do it sounds complex but, in reality, it's simple and easy. I wasn't sure if I would like it but now see it as a vast improvement on bookmarks. The best way to see if you like it is to give it a go. At most you'll waste a little time & you can always cancel your account.
There are privacy settings that can be changed - I don't see it as risky. After all, what information is being shared - pages on the web that you like; nothing more! I see Facebook as riskier.
I've only recently started & am still sorting out categories (called boards). Here's my pinterest page - which might give you an idea of how it works & how you can set up your own cattegories.