Anti-Piracy Proposal Panned By Pinterest, Vimeo, Others

Companies including Pinterest, Etsy and Vimeo are urging lawmakers to reject an anti-piracy proposal that would effectively require web companies to use as-yet-undeveloped filtering tools. The proposal “would inject uncertainty” into online copyright law, while also posing a risk to users’ privacy and their ability to access information, the companies and other opponents say in a letter sent this week to lawmakers. The letter comes in response to the proposed Strengthening Measures to Advance Rights Technologies (SMART) Copyright Act of 2022, introduced earlier this month by Sens. Thom Tillis (left) and Patrick Leahy.

PayPal Says It Is Currently Not Pursuing Pinterest Acquisition

PayPal Is In Talks To Buy Pinterest

PayPal is in talks to buy social media platform Pinterest, which has a market value of more than $35 billion. Such a move would take the payments giant’s business in a new direction.

Pinterest Accused Of Not Paying Female ‘Co-Creator’

In a lawsuit, Christine Martinez says she helped create Pinterest claimed the founders had agreed to compensate her, but never did.

Pinterest Bans Weight-Loss Ads

Pinterest has announced a new global policy banning weight-loss ads, making it the first major social media platform to do so, according to the company. The policy is an expansion of its rules banning body-shaming and dangerous weight-loss products and claims, including pills and supplements, before and after imagery and weight-loss procedures.

News On Social Beyond Facebook, Twitter

Although most people do not go to Facebook intentionally seeking their news, it’s inevitable that the average user will stumble upon an article. Whether it’s credible or fake, that’s another story. So the value of news stations and journalists using Facebook to reach viewers is obviously invaluable. But what about other non-newsy social media? Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest should not be ignored.

Pinterest Rolls Out Search Ads

Pinterest has 150 million monthly users, many of whom visit the platform to search for ideas (there are 2 billion searches a month). So after a testing period, it’s widely rolling out search ads that will be sold by digital auction on a cost-per-click basis, Mike Shields reports, adding that the ads will primarily feature images.

How Social Media Is Pursuing Advertisers

Bristling over pushback on Facebook’s messed-up metrics and fraud, companies from Snapchat to Twitter are reaching out to assuage doubts. Here’s what five are doing.

Pinterest Starts Selling Video Advertising

While Facebook and Twitter have honed their video-advertising offerings for years, Pinterest pursued other priorities, like building its business model, improving search and making it possible to buy some items directly from the site. Now the San Francisco-based startup realizes that it’s behind in the fast-growing video market.

Pinterest Narrows Ad Focus to Match User Interest

Pinterest Gets TV Show On FYI Network

PBS, USA Today Best Users Of Pinterest

Several websites  have published articles recently about how journalists are using Pinterest. But none of these offers data-based analyses that measure whether newsrooms are using Pinterest to engage effectively with readers.

What Local TV News Is Pinning On Pinterest

Still not quite sure what to pin on your newsroom’s Pinterest boards? That’s OK, it’s a work in progress for just about everyone. But we are starting to see some trends with early adopters at TV stations around the country. So if you’re looking for some (p)inspiration … here are the top five types of Pinterest Boards being used by newsrooms right now.