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It doesn't matter who you are or how much money you make, if you don't practice good security habits on the web you're likely to get hacked. Case in point, Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire whiz kid and co-founder of Facebook, the most popular social media site on the planet, had his Twitter and Pinterest accounts hacked into over the weekend. To be fair, Zuckerberg is a bigger target than most people, but that wasn't the real reason his social media accounts outside of Facebook were compromised. It's because he was lazy with security, both with the password he chose and in reusing the same one... Read more...
If Pinterest's developers appear a little red around the cheeks, you can assume they're blushing. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and it's inevitable that Google's new Google+ Collections will draw comparisons to Pinterest, both of which center around pinning things that are of interest to you, like cats or cars and so forth. Collections began rolling out yesterday even before it was officially announced. To the best of our knowledge, it's not a staggered release, as Google sometimes does with its services, so you should be able to use and browse Collections now. Just head... Read more...
Want to try out a new recipe? Head over to Pinterest. Need some fashion tips? Once gain, take a look at Pinterest. Are you looking to install more iOS apps on your mobile device? You guessed it -- stroll on over to Pinterest, where you can now install iOS apps onto your iPhone or iPad device. Appropriately enough, they're called "app pins." "Let’s say you’re Pinning workout inspiration to your Marathon Training board. If you see a fitness app that helps you reach your goals, you can download it right from Pinterest," Pinterest explained today in a blog post. It's an interesting pairing, and one... Read more...
The numbers from Pinterest’s data request transparency report are either impressive or laughable, depending on your point of view. Although the tech industry is rising up in force in reaction against the NSA’s spying tactics and forceful and shadowy means of “requesting” data from major Internet companies with FISA, it appears that Pinterest users have little to worry about. The total number of user accounts that agencies requested data from? Thirteen. Thirteen user accounts, and those requests consisted of seven warrants and five subpoenas. All of the requests came from... Read more...
As if GIFs weren’t taking over most corners of the Internet already, popular social site Pinterest officially supports them. Starting now, you can post GIFs to Pinterest and play or pause them in their spot on a board or on the main page. “The well-timed GIF may be the greatest thing to have happened to the internet since emoticons,” wrote the company in a blog post. (Eh, that’s debatable.) “There are already tens of millions of GIF Pins and a million people a day see at least one GIF on Pinterest, so there are plenty to choose from.” A quick search for “GIF”... Read more...
Social networking has become one of the hottest online activities with 73 percent of adults using a social networking site of some kind, according to data compiled by Pew Internet. Around 4 out of 10 online adults get their social groove going with multiple sites, but which are the most popular? Facebook is the obvious big man on campus, but you might be surprised at where the other sites stand. Like Facebook users, Instagram users are likely to check in on a daily basis. However, Instagram is the least popular social networking (by a hair) out of Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Source:... Read more...
Of all the social networks that one might have expected to flop, Pinterest is probably in that list. But, what is lacks in convention it makes up for in uniqueness, and obviously the user base is just exploding. Now, those who use the service will find it to be even more useful. The company has today launched "more useful pins," and it's also making it easier to pin regardless of where you are. The company has aligned itself with various websites in order to institute product pins, recipe pins and movie pins. These were already amongst the most popular items pinned, and now it seems that the company... Read more...
Who would have thought an online, social scrapbooking site could be worth billions of dollars? Believe it or not, that's the case after a new round of funding netted Pinterest $200 million to play with, valuing it at $2.5 billion. Not bad for a site that was launch only two years ago. AllThingsD, which first reported the funding, said the round was led by Valiant Capital Management. Several existing investors also contributed funds, including Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, and FirstMark Capital. Pinterest is approaching 50 million users globally and now has 100 employees. For the... Read more...
Pinterest, the social bookmarking site everybody loves but many guys will only use through their wife/sister/girlfriend’s account (come on fellas, own it already), is getting a bit of a revamp. According to a blog post, Pinterest is changing up the interface somewhat in addition to unspecified “behind the scenes” changes designed to make things run a little faster. The most evident changes will pertain to the user interface. Primarily, Pinterest is making it more intuitive to navigate the site and is both enlarging the pins and including more information with each one, including... Read more...
Just as Instagram finished making its dramatic exit from Twitter, Pinterest stepped onto the scene with Twitter Card support. The feature means that you can put Pinterest photos in expanded tweets. Twitter has been working to improve the way images appear in its famously short messages, leading to Twitter Cards. This is good news for Twitter, which is likely to benefit from tweets in which users can see larger images without opening new tabs or pages. And Pinterest isn’t the first to get on board with Twitter Cards – in fact, Instagram was using the Cards API as well before leaving... Read more...
For as popular as sharing site Pinterest has become, the mobile experience has mostly been terrible. The Pinterest powers-that-be are out to change that with a new iPad app, tweaks to the iPhone app, and the first-ever native Android app. The Android app has been a long time coming, and the Pinterest team stated that the app should offer solid performance irrespective of which Android device you’re using--that means that it should run equally well on both phones and tablets. iPhone users will now enjoy a two-column layout, and the iPad app (version 2.0) offers tweaks including the ability... Read more...