Repinning Responsibly on #Pinterest

Mar 14, 2012   //   by Raylene   //   Blog, Pinterest  //  1 Comment

PinterestI’m honestly not well-versed in all the controversy surrounding possible copyright issues while using Pinterest. But what does make sense to me is that we do what we can to give credit to the people who create the images that we pin on Pinterest. Out of professional courtesy, we should be pinning the original image where it was originally published, and providing a link to that source via the pin.

We should be especially careful when repinning images that have already been pinned by others who maybe have NOT been careful to link to the original sources.

A policy I have personally adopted is never to repin an image I see on Pinterest without first checking to see if it’s linked to the original source.  Guess what? You CAN skip a pinned image, and NOT repin it, even if you really really really like it! It’s OK! If you like it enough that you really need to pin it to save it for later, take the time to find the original source of that pin by searching Google Images.

In my post Where do the pins link to on #Pinterest? I did a quick screencast to show you how you can tell whether or not an image is linked to the original source. Today I’d like to show you how to be sure you’re repinning a pin that is linked to the original source.

Best viewed in full screen (HD) version. If you can not see the video above, click this link:
Repinning Responsibly on Pinterest

I have a follow-up post on how to be sure you’re pinning the correct source.


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