Let’s recognize the big, gray, peanut-shoveling-into-mouth elephant in the room, first and foremost.
Whew! There, I said it! Now, here’s why:
Do any of you use Pinterest? I know I do, and I am completely obsessed with it, seriously, meetings are becoming necessary at this point. It’s no surprise, really. Pinterest is literally the new black, the bees knees, beloved by all of us women who can’t get enough of the pretty little images and abundance of decadent recipes, all kept in perfect organized boards. What girl doesn’t love something pretty, right? Now before you get all crazed, I am not excluding men because I am being sexist, I am excluding you guys because I don’t know any, personally, who use the beloved site, or any who would openly admit to it, anyway. So, now that we’ve gotten all the boxers, or perhaps briefs, out of a twist, we can carry on.
Pinterest has quickly become the hottest website on the web right now which makes the cautionary tales that are springing up all over the place lately completely shocking to me, and more than a little scary. The articles I’ve found have been taking over my Twitter feed, Facebook, the Huffington Post and various other blogs out there that I have come across, both attacking the site over copyright issues as well as discrediting those attacks as just people being overly pessimistic. I have heard that we can be sued over pinning someone’s photos without their express permission, even though we give them credit. The entire thing has forced me to go into my boards and look around to be sure that I am not infringing on anyone’s personal property. I mean, a lawsuit?! Really?? That is some scary shit, man! I am going to hold on though, because of both my addiction and because of my rebellious nature, might as well call me the Mockingjay! 😉
So, what do you think? Will you surrender to the fear laden propaganda or will you pin on?