Wondering how it works! Some of the posts mention "free pattern" but be darned if I can ever find the free pattern. Anybody have any insights on how it works.
People "pin" things they see onto their Pinterest boards. Best case scenario - they post to the actual blog page, or webpage that the item came from. You click on the pin to open it, and then click it again to be re-directed to the website the pin came from.
People don't always pin correctly though. Sometimes they may pin something on a blog that happens to be on the main page that day, but when you see that pin 4 years later and click on it - you are taken the main page of that blog - and good luck finding the thing you were wanting to see! People should open up that actual blog post and pin it from there, so the pin will re-direct you to the actual item you were wanting to see. Some people also just directly upload a picture and you get nowhere with that either.
I always click on the picture and it will usually take you to the website. But like Iowa girl said, people don't always pin correctly. I like to add the website address right in the message when I pin.
It helps me find it quickly.
I will tell you one thing about pinterest.................. I get so hungry looking at all the food I have to close it and get off!
You can find some great recipes there.
I don't have the greatest luck with Pinterest, I stopped looking at it a long time ago.
I wanted to find some recipes of the pictures and every time I'd click it would take me to another picture of the same dish, over and over. I guess it was being re-pinned but never with the recipe. Never could find the recipe.
Aggravating? You bet.
If it's not on the main page, I'm not going to go searching. I tried looking on food and drinks or whatever the food category is, and it's too convoluted and complicated.
There are so many good food blogs I don't need Pinterest.
Never used it so can't say how it works. KT is bad enough for consuming time.
If you find an image ANY WHERE on the internet, right click on it and choose 'search google.com for this image'. You will get several return sites - click through them and you could find what you're looking for. Not ALL images will have a web address associated with them, but most will.
Good tip, Kayjones. Thanks.
Google Image search is THE BOMB! LOL
I do think you need to be using the Chrome browser in order for it to work like Kay described though. You can still do a Google image search from other browsers, but you need to take a few more steps to get there.
I used to enjoy surfing through it, but not now because it constantly blocks the entire page wanting me to sign up. I don't want to sign up I just want to look at the stuff. It's just so annoying. Houzz is the same way now too.
I love Pinterest. It's a great way to visually "bookmark" a site with a photo. Great for recipes and fab for craft ideas. I also like to search for collectible photos like village displays, old teasets, and carnival glass.
It does have one drawback though, and that is that it is a goldmine for pattern copyright infringement. People post illegal pattern copies from Russian and Chinese websites. I don't know that Pinterest is much interested in controlling it though.
How much ...
... right ...
... do I have ...
... to copy ...
... "copyright" ...
Answer: Not much (without paying - sometimes through the nose).
I love Pinterest, and I've found many great craft, recipe and garden ideas on there that inspired me with my own projects. Sometimes I can't easily find the original source on a link I've clicked on, but usually another link will have it. Sometimes I only need the picture for inspiration. I resisted signing up for it, but I'm so glad I did!
Thank you Kayjones for your hint. I too have been frustrated trying to find the source site for a Pinterest because I wanted the instructions, etc. Sounds like your suggestion will help with that.