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Pinterest — the mason jar lobby's most effective propaganda apparatus — is an aggressively wholesome social platform. It's The Container Store of social networks, but past the relentless arrangements of DIY barn-wedding souvenirs, there's another Pinterest, one focused on surviving doom.

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What Pinterest lacks in user numbers it makes up for in aspiration: beautiful buildings, artwork, crafts, technology, outfits and landscapes. Whether you're a keen Pinterest user or a newcomer who's in the early stages of poking around, here are 10 useful tips to improve your pinning experience and get more from the platform.

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Never before in human history has it been so easy to share, like, pin, reblog, images. That's, like, totally awesome for teenage girls showing off their prom dresses, but it's also a pretty huge boon for scientists studying what makes images shareable. And it could be something as simple as colour.

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A little over a year ago, everybody started freaking out about Pinterest's new porn problem. "Officially, there is no porn on Pinterest," Business Insider's Jim Edwards declared at the time. "But there is porn on Pinterest, and it appears to be a growing problem." Oh noes! There's porn on the internet?!

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Nowadays, we use words like "twitter" all the time to talk about our everyday social media habits. In the 1800s, they said "twitter" too, but it meant something a little different. So did "pin". The times, they have a-changed.

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The Wall Street Journal has analysed the top 50 sites in the United States plus 20 other top sites in sensitive categories like dating or health. They found that 25 of these sites — including OKCupid, Pinterest, YouTube, Yahoo — send personal data to other sites in the open, with no security encoding, using your own browser session.

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Pinterest is known for hosting essentially what amounts to a virtual, scrolling, wedding wish book. But it's also home to some rather sexy, somewhat stylised "tasteful" nude images. It's equal opportunity as far as pins go. Except when it's not.