Social Media

An Apology For Irresponsible Social Media Behavior

Submitted by C B Wright on

This is a pretty minor thing, all considered, and if I were to just move on and keep it in the past there's a good chance it would be forgotten and done with. But the way we handle the big stuff is usually based on the way we live our lives day to day, and I'm not happy with something I did today, and I feel I owe the person I did it to an apology that is at least as public, if not more so, than what I did. Which is what this post is all about.

Pinterest: Do What We Say, but Don't Blame Us Afterward

Submitted by C B Wright on
Pinterest: Do What We Say, but Don't Blame Us Afterward

So there's this new thing out there called Pinterest which is becoming extremely popular. Pinterest is essentially a web-based pinboard -- users can post images to a page that other people can view. The images can be collected from all over the web, and when an image is "pinned" in Pinterest it also links to the original site.

It's kind of similar in some ways to Tumblr, except that it's not a closed system -- you can go to a website that has a photo or graphic you like and "pin" it in your account so that someone viewing your pins can see it, then click on it and access that site. Re-sharing, but theoretically with value to the original creator of the content.

It's a neat concept. I can see why people like it.

But here's the thing...