On a visit to Pinterest this morning, it wasn’t long before I found something to Pin, screenshot of my Pin, shown. Here’s what happened. I Pinned this Leaf Art project onto my DIY Crafts and Sewing board, (visit me on Pinterest here). I then clicked through to read more about it and the link didn’t obey.
Instead, I got this pop up. First thought, it’s spam. But if not, one, I don’t speak this language, and two, I’m not a member so cannot log in to what looks like a login. I looked at the source address of the Pin and it said, pinme.ru. I got the following back from a Google search:
A bit of reading and I see it’s the Russian version of Pinterest, a copycat. Okay, so why is it closed to Pinterest users, meaning you cannot get to the source (or see the source) of the photo without a Pinme.ru account? If there is no way to view or get to the source of the photo, I hope Pinterest will remove anything pinned from Pinme.ru. Just my two cents. Thoughts anyone? I’d love to hear from you.
Images uploaded by Scarlett Burroughs / Quilting Editor
Ed. note 6/4/2012: Janice commented below she closed the X and was able to get to the information. I went back out to my Pin in question, closed the X and here’s what I saw. The Leaf Art Pin shows up now on a Pinme.ru site. That’s as far as you can go though, you don’t go to the source of the photo by clicking through. This Pin took me to the Pinner’s Boards. See below:
Ed. note 6/5/2012: I am closing comments on this post and have deleted the Pin discussed here.
By Scarlett Burroughs