Pinterest, the site beloved by wedding planners and doomsday preppers alike, has acquired the original read later service, Instapaper.
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Smart image recognition systems can be incredibly powerful, and how interior designers and fashionistas can take advantage of them. Pinterest now has a tool that allows you to search not using words but images, which could make tracking down that artisanal teapot a little easier.
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.
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?!
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.