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:
We are so close to reaching 100 newspapers on Pinterest! I’ve updated the list again and will finish updating my Pinterest board later today. The alphabetical list now includes 98 newspapers using Pinterest from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.
A slew of newspapers have claimed a Pinterest account, but to the best of my knowledge aren’t pinning. I’ve tried not to include those static accounts in the list.
I know there are more out there, it’s just a matter of finding them. So, please let me know what I’m missing!
And now, without further ado, here are the most recent 10 newspapers I’ve added to the list.
But wait! My vision for this blog ismuch morethan a list. I’ll be sharing creative ideas and themes I find among these newspapers. And I’m not ALWAYS going to carrying on about newspapers — check out my categories list a little later on and you’ll see posts about other industries and unique boards I find.
And I want to hear from you! Please introduce yourself in the comments and let me know your thoughts about Pinterest. What ideas do you have for creatively using Pinterest? How can brands and newspapers stand out on this new social platform?