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Is it possible to be Pinterest Proof?

I love Pinterest, I could play and pin on it for hours. It’s a wonderfully visual world to immerse myself in. But recent discussions on the legal implications of pinning, and what Pinterest can do with these images – has led me to want to protect and prevent my own photos from being pinned. (Why may you ask? Read this article on How to enjoy Pinterest and not lose your shirt (and everything else you own…))

Nickie, from Typecast, posted an excellent tutorial on how to add a snippet of code to the header of your blog to prevent people pinning your images on Pinterest.

I implemented this – and it does work, as long as that someone is using the “Pin It” button from their browser bar.

 

However, if you use the image URL and pin it using Pinterest itself, that’s a different story…..

If you copy the image URL, then head to Pinterest and click “Add”

You’ll be given the option to enter the image URL

Where you can enter the image URL you’ve just copied – from a site that has the no pinning on Pinterest code installed

Which will then display on your board

Fail. ……. Anyone have any ideas for Pinterest Proof images? (besides really ugly photos?)

 

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6 years ago 0 Comments Short URL

Spring cleaning my dirty dirty twitter account

Ok, so there’s snow in London – that must mean it’s time for some spring cleaning! Erm, right. Anyways. …

Looking over my Twitter account I decided there were some random accounts without profile pics, had way to much love for Justin Bieber or used heart symbols way too often for my comfort level. It was time for some spring cleaning! A little grooming is not a bad thing – so I looked around and tried out a few Twitter profile cleaning tools. By far, my favorite was Manage Flitter. I used their free service and it was by far the easiest and most intuitive to use and easily helped me clean up my account and would have helped me follow more people should I have been so inclined.

I first sorted out the people who hadn’t yet updated their profile picture (that’s like the first thing a real person does, am I right?) It identified 54 people whom I had been following who didn’t have a profile image. I selected all of them to delete but had to pause on one, @mommykikka – that tweet made me pause you know, and wonder a little bit more about this mommy and her spunky bows account…. I began to wonder about the words spunky and bows – their connotations and denotations and then their relationship when placed together…

AND… unfollow and delete.

Right, so then it was time to clean out old or expired accounts. The ones people hadn’t used in a while. I was thinking this might have been like 3 months, 4 months – I know how it is, you get busy with life/family/job etc. I was really surprised to see some accounts had been truly abandoned. I mean come on, are you really going to come back after 3 years? Especially you @couponsavinggal – you were last looking for deal saving sites, I hope your 3 year absence means you’ve won the Lottery.

All in all – I’m glad I tried this tool and do recommend it if you’d like to do some cleanup of your tweeple. Have you tried a Twitter cleaner or Twitter tool that’s worth taking for a spin? Please do share!

 

{disclosure notice: I did not receive any compensation or products/services for mentioning my use of Manage Flitter}

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