For those of us who don’t want our work pinned on Pinterest and have disabled the pinning functionality RB has made a default (see more details here), Mel has written a journal article about some new Pinterest developments which you’ll want to read
Essentially, if you followed the suggestions in my last journal article and found your work all over Pinterest without your knowledge and permission, and if you went to the trouble of filling out their DMCA form, you would have found it very time-consuming and frustrating to have to find all the people who’d pinned your work so that they can remove them all.
Well, the good news is that you only have to find one pin now. You don’t have to find fifty. And they’re starting to show an awareness that not everyone wants their work pinned and that maybe – just maybe – they should do something about the people who keep pinning work they don’t have permission to pin. Anyway, Mel has more details here
It’s only a small change, but it’ll make it a lot easier to remove our work from Pinterest!
Just be aware though – if you haven’t disabled the pinning functionality on RB and you don’t want your work on Pinterest, you need to change your account settings NOW! Otherwise you’re making it really easy for people to pin your work in the first place!