Here are a few screengrabs of what the account looks like this morning.
Each board seems to have an equal number of followers similar to the account’s overall follower count: 347. While the images are certainly beautiful and on target for Pinterest’s typical content, I hope to see a bit more creativity down the road. But you have to start somewhere and The New York Times has finally joined the more than 150 newspapers on Pinterest.
The New York Times is on Pinterest, BUT there’s not much activity coming from the account at this time. Lexi Mainland, social media editor, confirmed for me that this is in fact the official New York Times Pinterest account and said they’d begin pinning soon.
Welcome back, blog buddies. Today I bring you part two of my April email interview with Buffy Andrews of the York Daily Record. Check out part one of my interview with Andrews for more information about this series and for her bio.
6. What has been your most popular board and pins?
Happy Monday, friends. This is the second in a series of Q & A style posts where you get to hear directly from the person(s) in charge of pinning at one of the over 130 newspapers on Pinterest. Today’s featured pinner is Buffy Andrews, assistant managing editor of features and niche publications for the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News. Andrews is also the social media coordinator there.
Andrews took time to answer many of my questions in an email on April 3. Her answers were so thoughtful and thorough that I decided to break it down over two days; I’ll post part two of this interview tomorrow. If you’d like to be featured in this series please contact me at NewspapersOnPinterest@gmail.com.
And now, Part One of my interview with Buffy Andrews…
Happy Friday! The Kentucky Derby is set for this weekend and Pinterest users are pinning big hats, spring dresses and mint julep recipes to an endless list of Pinterest boards. Today I’m highlighting two newspapers on Pinterest with Kentucky Derby themed boards. Does your newspaper have a Derby board?
1. Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky) The first of two Kentucky Derby themed boards by the Louisville Courier-Journal is Kentucky Derby Party Recipes. The board description promises pins from “restaurants and our archives to help you put together the ultimate party. Find the best mint juleps, benedictines, bourbon balls, pimento cheese and more.” The drool-worthy board has over 55 pins and 257 followers. Sidenote: Continue reading →
As promised, today I begin an occasional series devoted to interviews with the people behind the pins at the over 130 newspapers (and counting) with Pinterest accounts. Today I kick off the series by publishing excerpts from my April 3 email interview with Amy Guth, social media manager for the Chicago Tribune Media Group. If you’d like to be featured in this series, please contact me at NewspapersOnPinterest@gmail.com.
By now well over 100 newspapers have opened Pinterest accounts, but I’m still waiting for the New York Times.
After a late night Twitter session with @FarWriter and @Myers_mel I got anxious and decided to go straight to the source. I sent a tweet to Lexi Mainland, the Times’ new social media editor, and received this reply:
@SocialScraps I’ll definitely let you know. We plan to be on there this spring.
One important change to the terms includes removing language that previously granted Pinterest the permission to sell anything users pinned to the site. This should be a welcome update for Newspapers on Pinterest and those still considering whether or not to join the network. The new Terms of Service go into effect April 6, 2012.
Be sure to join Kelly Lieberman and the Pinterest community tonight at 9 central for #PinChat. Lieberman will be hosting the weekly Twitter chat and tonight’s topic is Pinterest’s Terms of Service and copyright. Be there!
Anyone responsible for a newspaper Pinterest account should check the account’s recent pins and likes, you may have been hacked. If you see you’ve somehow pinned or liked an image similar to the one below, try opening the pin in the preview mode by clicking on it once.
Hover over the image and see if the “edit” button appears on the top left of the image. If it does, click “edit” then delete the pin on the next page. This is the regular way to delete a pin and for some users the process has been working as usual.
For most accounts though, the edit button does not appear when you hover over the image. If this is the situation you find yourself in, follow these steps to remove it:
Click the pin once to open it up the preview.
Add “/edit” to the end of the URL in your browser’s address bar.
You should now be able to delete the pin from your board.
Double check to make sure the pin doesn’t also appear in your “likes”. If you see the pin there, just unlike it as you normally would by hovering over the pin and clicking the gray button that says “unlike.”
That’s it! Be sure to help spread the word to others who may not know they have this spam pin on their boards.
Here’s a little more background on how the situation unfolded tonight: