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I was looking around for anything about Pinterest on LT, and couldn't find any ... so I started a topic ... "Pinning on Pinterest" ... http://www.librarything.com/groups/pinningonpinterest1
I just uploaded my 500+ book reviews on a Pinterest board ... figured it was a good thing to have a topic on around here!
I was trying to get Tim to add Pinterest to "also on" under the LT RSI.
So far, no dice. :(
OK, I looked thru a few of the links...
What exactly does 'Pinterest' do, and how will it add to the LT experience?
You make lists! Some beautiful examples have been discussed here:
If we could pinterest, we could all have lists just the way we want them.
So these would be lists of favourite sites, songs, pictures, quotes talk links and... and... and ALL those other things I have wanted to do for quite a few years. And all in one click?
YEP. I too want something like that.
ETA. a few minutes later. What about 'structure' in the list?
Any thoughts on organization tools for this potentially large and complex data set? Will it become a database. Hey. just wishing :-
I'm pretty new to pinterest, but I think you only list visual items like images and videos. It all links back to where it came from. The beauty of it is the ease. If a website is set up to accept links out to pinterest, there's a little icon you use to pin the image to your pinterest board. So, here on LT, we would find a cover image, pin it, and it would link back to that image here on LT.
But images float around here when we combine, so it might just not work at all. pffft.
As for structure on pinterest, you are your own boss. Organize your stuff the way you want.
Going by what you said, it depends on each (and every) foreign site allowing/enabling 'pinterest'.
Doesn't really sound very realistic. Although I wonder if LT
could take those ideas for an effective list 'thingy'.
Not just limited to images, but possibly "everything" and
possibly have some sort of internal pinning for things only within LT.
Sites don't do anything to "allow" Pinterest, it merely grabs the image you choose off of the page that you're on. There's no "setting up to accept" anything. If you want to pin things off LT, you can. And once you pin an image, it's hosted on Pinterest, so it wouldn't matter if what was formerly on that page disappeared/changed. The image source becomes Pinterest, and the link doesn't alter.
I have a Pinterest board for books I have read this year (amongst others) and I 'pin' the image from LibraryThing
Pinterest provides a "Pin it" button that you can add to your bookmarks, which allows you to add images from any site that hasn't actively chosen to opt out (National Geographic).
Not sure about you people, but I was just about to register with Pinterest but for once decided to read the TOS.
They seemed too 'inclusive' for me. eg, they had the right to retain all 'non copyright material' etc.
Any thoughts by "Pinterest" members?
What a disappointment - I thought this was going to be another thread about Lady Antonia Fraser.
Well, I'm not a Pinterest member, but wouldn't ANY site be able to retain all "non-copyright material"? By definition, if it's not copyrighted (implicitly or explicitly), they're free to copy it. The same would be true of LT.
Ok, Ok, just joined (and because of my half hearted attemp before, lost the user name, guess, I was going to use)
I'll have a proper go tomorrow and let you know what I think :-)
Goodreads already has a pinterest account and posts things there, like new books in different genres, etc. Pinterest allows websites to block images on their sites from being "pinned", I know digg.com blocks it or at least used to, but otherwise it's fairly straightforward.
And there are fairly easy workarounds: screen capture, save as JPG / BMP, whatever ... then pin that. The link won't work back to the original site, but you can enter a link if you want, in the description.
Pinterest basically acts as a bulletin board / scrapbook of your www travels. Hard to stop anyone from pinning, any more than it's likely you can stop someone taking a digital image of wherever they happen to be.
I'm finding that pinning from LT is easy with the "pinmarklet," but it doesn't create a link back to the work. Sites that have Pinterest incorporated get a link to their site generated on Pinterest. I don't know if LT wants links?
Another thing, when I pin from LT, the address of the image is like this:
If I remove the last bit of numbers, nothing changes, so I don't know why they are there.
Just a curiosity.
Covers that I haved pinned have a librarything.com link underneath and when I clicked it it took me back to the page I had pinned it from. I don't if that is because it was my account it was linked to and if it would work for anyone else.
This is my pinterest board if anyone wants to try:
20> That last bit of numbers points to the Book page. So it goes to someone's specific copy with a specific cover, title, and so on, if it's not the standard winning version.
I've found that with the pinmarklet, clicking on the image takes me to the site. I haven't used it in several months, though, because I found that I didn't like the way a lot of the aspirational boards were messing with my head, and I couldn't seem to get away from them. :( BUT you used to be able to edit your pin and put in a specific link to refer to as well.
please ignore me today
i obviously do not know what i am talking about
maybe it's because of these pistachio nuts
If you install the "pin it" thing in your browser you can pin pretty much from anyplace on the web unless it has coding to prevent it (such as Facebook - although if you do a "view image" you can pin the graphic). Works fine for LT.
One of my "boards" over on Pinterist is for my book reviews ... http://pinterest.com/brendantripp/books-i-ve-reviewed/
I find myself wondering what the tagline would be on your Wonderful Pistachios Get Crackin' Ad:
The alternative site LoveIt.com is a Pinterest clone, but it specifically does not claim ownership of your images. It also is more rigorous about tracing back to the source. Another good feature is that it allows boards (collections) that are private, AND, ones that are collaborative.
I'm staffordcastle over there too, if you want to look at my collections.
>26 Ooh thanks, will look into that. I actually effectively stopped using Pinterest many months ago due to concerns over that stuff.
LoveIt has a tool for porting your Pinterest images over all at once, too.
speaking of pinterest, I have been meaning to share a link that demonstrates how we LTers can use Pinterest to get our own personalized lists from LT!
as if anyone cares ... :p
Aside from getting a Pinterest account, how is a collection of images like this made?
What I'm asking is how do you do this now and what features would you like to improve it?
I find the images on the internet, sometimes on LT. I save them to my computer. Then I make a "board" on pinterest and pin them. After I pin an image, I edit the pin to have the link to the work on LT. It's not necessary to do that, but I am OCD. This will be useful for me when I am at Half Price Books and can't remember which JDEs I have and don't. I will go to pinterest and there will be all the pictures.
I can't think how it could be improved. It's hard to find the images, but I like to dig around for them. The other "board" I have there is my wishlist. When I find a book on LT that I want, I make a pin on pinterest for it. Already, I need to go over there and delete a few lovelies from my wishlist. :)
I read the Wikipedia on Pinterest but have not signed up for an account to try it out.
I assume that once you have an account, you define board topics. To these you can add image links on the Internet in general or your file server. I see that you add links back to the LT pages with your copies.
On the surface, that sounds tedious to do a lot of "add an item", "paste the link", edit the title, etc.
I understand that some sites add a "pin it" button to send the image URL to your logged in Pinterest account. If so, how would it know which of your boards to use?
There seems to be a difference between signing up for an account individually and using one that is linked to a Facebook or Twitter account. In the latter examples, it seems that at least some of the images will come from those sources. I wonder if there are any drawbacks to this?
Probably some of these questions would be answered by actually playing with Pinterest. However, since you have done it and advocate it for LT users, I want to see what workflow you use.
I also note that Pinterest has an iPhone app. I wonder if this is made to make it simple to view your boards and related ones you might search for.
How private can these boards be or is the whole idea to make them public no matter what. If I wanted to use it for a want list, I might not care to publish that for the world lest I get more competition than I wish for the items I seek.
James, I don't think you *have* to go through all those steps; Collectorator just likes to do it that way, as s/he said. I believe that usually you just find an image on the web and pin it directly from there. When you pin it, it will ask you which board to add it to. That is also the way that LoveIt.com works, and they do allow you to make private boards, which Pinterest does not.
>33 Pinterest has a bookmark you can add to your bookmark bar that allows you to pin images from any website. You go to whatever website you want to pin and click the button on your bookmark toolbar. It pops up a page that allows you to choose the image you want to pin and then allows you to pick which board to pin it to and add a note underneath.
Collectorator's "problem" is that that images s/he wants aren't always on the website (LT) that s/he wants it to link to. If you pin the image directly from LT it is super easy.
I don't think there is really much of a difference between using facebook twitter or your e-mail to sign up. It is just what you want to sign in with. You can also "like" things on facebook or retweet your pins, that is really all that is good for.
Like stafforcastle said, there are no private boards on pinterest, although I think I've seen mention of it before, so maybe this is something that is coming.
yes, KarenElissa, but I think you meant to say they aren't always on LT. :)
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