Flickr vs. Pinterest: Flickr Users Can Now Implement Pinterest Opt-Out Users on the Yahoo-owned photo social network Flickr can now block Pinterest aficionados from tacking Flickr pictures onto their beloved online image boards. Flickr users can block pinning by changing a "Yes" to a "No" in user Privacy Settings. Simply state "No" in the area where you "Allow others to share your stuff." Infographic - Six Emerging Educational Technologies The 2011 Horizon report identified six new technologies that will affect teaching and learning in the K-12 education community over the next five years. "Four to five years for Personal Learning Environments to have an impact?" perhaps the Horizon report predictions on impact is already due for an update.?
How Pinterest Will Transform the Web in 2012: Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. This was kicked off in 2011 as Pinterest's growth was noticed by Silicon Valley and a number of companies quickly followed suit - Snip.It launched as a social information curation platform, Quora adopted boards for a similar purpose, and Fab.com launched a structured social commerce feed. In this blog post I will discuss the evolution of social media from long-form to push-button, the emergence of social curation on sites such as Twitter and Tumblr, and the move to structured sets of curated content on Pinterest and its brethren. But first, the meta-trend.... ...Social Media: Evolving From Long Form To Push Button In the evolution of social media over the last decade, the trend has been a move from long form content, which has high friction of participation (both on the production and consumption side) to ever lower requirements placed on a user to participate in a conversation.
Attorney Says Pinterest Needs To Change It Digital Copyright Policy Questions continue to mount about Pinterest's uneasy relationship with copyright law, with one attorney (and avid Pinterest user) saying the company needs to upgrade its Digital Millenium Copyright Act policies or risk being shut down. Connie Mableson, an attorney in Phoenix, offers a point-by-point breakdown of where Pinterest's DMCA policy could get the increasingly popular social network into trouble. The problems range from simple clerical errors, like forgetting to update its registered designated agent as required by the act, to more serious problems, like failing to include "repeat infringer" language in the policy as required by federal digital copyright law.
Pinterest Popularity Explained: What's Behind The Pinning Addiction? (INFOGRAPHIC) What makes some social media sites reign supreme while others whither and die? It's a question that marketing gurus and users themselves have often pondered. Take Pinterest. At first glance, the site resembles a collage of images ranging from Hello Kitty cupcakes to nail polish and ornate wedding dresses. But take a closer look at the user demographics and you'd be sorely wrong to dismiss the concept. Top 10 Alternatives to Pinterest There is certainly no denying the ever-growing popularity of Pinterest. With over 2.5 million users participating in the beta, Pinterest provides a new and unique way to discover and share the web. This growing popularity has, of course, spawned numerous sites that utilize a variety of Pinterest elements.
Everything Pinterest and Tumblr Users Need To Know About Copyright Law It's hard to write a story or post about Pinterest and copyright law without at least one reader leaving a comment along the lines of "What about Tumblr?" Indeed, comparisons between the two sites are fairly obvious: while Tumblr is more of a blog platform and Pinterest is more of a link-sharing site, both are set up to allow users to easily share content they find on the Internet, and both do a great job of displaying visual content - whether or not the person sharing that content has rights to share that work. But Pinterest, in large part because of its rapid growth and sudden popularity, gets the lion's share of heat when people talk about what social networks can and can't do when it comes to copyright.
This Is Your Mom on Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] Social media: It's not just for college kids anymore. Families use Facebook to stay in touch across generations. Friends well into middle age share photos on Instagram. There's even an 80-year-old grandmother on a quest for 80,000 Twitter followers. But how does social media's widening reach affect the family unit? Why Pinterest Could Point To the End Of Twitter (Opinion) You’ve probably heard of the new social bookmarking experience Pinterest – but are you aware of just how it can change the current landscape of the Internet? As things stand, large companies like Google and Facebook are cosying up to their users, intent on becoming a fixture of the World Wide Web and being de facto choices for users for search and social networking. Google is even keen on moving into the social side via Google+, although this is really little more than a competent exercise in data mining. Traditional social bookmarking services such as Digg and the dominant method of sharing links, Twitter, are both at risk from the polished presentation and simple features of Pinterest.
The Marketer's Guide to Pinterest Pinterest, the darling digital pin board that's turned the social media world upside down, is now a top traffic driver for brands. That's a good sign marketers should get their butts up to speed on the latest pinning tips and tricks. Fortunately for you, MDGadvertising has created an infographic explaining the nooks and crannies of the social network. Many brands — such as Etsy, Real Simple, Whole Foods and West Elm — are on board and have already amassed significant followings.
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram: What Happens in One Minute on the Internet Data is being created all the time without us even noticing it. Much of what we do every day now happens in the digital realm, leaving an ever-increasing digital trail that can be measured and analyzed. Just how much data do our tweets, likes and photo uploads really generate? For the third time, Domo has the answer - and the numbers are staggering.For example: