In my last post, Repinning Responsibly on #Pinterest, I showed you how to be sure you’re repinning a pin that is linked to the original source.
I mentioned in that post, that if you come to an image that is NOT linked to the correct source, and you simply MUST repin that image, there’s a way to find an appropriate link by using Google Image Search.
Here’s a quick video walk-through of how to find out an image at its original location so you can properly pin it on Pinterest.
Repins Linking to Original Sources on #Pinterest
Update: After recording my video, I found a post with still screenshots of this process – The Graphics Fairy – Crafts: How to Find the Original Source of an Image on Pinterest.
I’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. Read more >>
In my last post, #Pinterest: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due, we talked about how many images are being pinned to Pinterest that are not citing the sources of those images, and the images are often not even linked to the original source.
But how we can tell if an image we’re repinning while on Pinterest (or one we see on Twitter or Facebook) is linked to the original source or not?
Here’s a quick video walk-through of how to find out if the image you are repinning while browsing on Pinterest is linked to the original source.
Best viewed in full screen version. If you can not see the video above, click this link:
How to find out if the image you’re repinning on Pinterest is linked to the original source!
What is Pinterest? From the Pinterest ‘About’ page:
Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.
Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
Pinterest is very fun, and easy to use. You find a picture on a website that you like, and you can ‘pin it’ to one of your boards, collecting things just like you might on a bulletin board. It really is kind of addicting, it’s so much fun! Since it is new, and so easy to use, lots of people have jumped on board and are pinning the hours away!
As much fun as they are, when new social networks arise, there are always new things to learn, and new challenges to overcome. One such challenge with Pinterest is ensuring that the correct sources get credit for the various pins. Read more >>
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