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 >>
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