Sunday, February 26, 2012

To Pin or Not To Pin?

If you're like me, you've fallen in love with Pinterest, right?  It's a wonderful, collaborative, wealth of information site where you can find just about anything. Well, be advised that when you signed up for Pinterest you agreed, like I did, to the following terms:
  • We own the rights to images we are pinning. 
  • We grant full rights to Pinterest to use those images in any fashion! 
In my mind this changes how I will "pin" in the future!  I'm not going to remove my boards or any information and resources, I'm just moving forward a little more cautiously. If you are still unsure and want to really understand and see what you've agreed to (I really suggest you do), read on: Pinterest Terms!
After reading,  Pinterest Users Need to Read the Fine Print, I know that I can no longer pin articles, images, or resources directly from someone's site unless they've given me their permission.  So I will be looking for that on all of the sites that I visit.  I've learned that you need to educate yourself when using the internet, in this case it will serve you well.  I've learned that collaboration is a key component in education and Pinterest made this very easy in an exciting new form.  Pinterest is a wonderful tool that many of us are addicted too.  No need to change your habits, just look for that little red 'P' before you pin away.

Yes, you have my permission to pin! You may pin any image from Globicate, or from my store. Please follow my Pinterest boards and repin anything you like to your own boards!

Thank you to Laura Candler at Teaching Resources and Corkboard Connections for making sure we all collaborate according to the "terms", and Angela Watson at the Cornerstone For Teachers for sharing the article.


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