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  1. I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. I’m not sure what to think of it, really, but I do know I have way too many social networks as it is.

    Bookmarking, in particular has always been perplexing for me. I currently use Licorize, but I also want to check out Pinboard. Delicious has lost my trust, but maybe they will get things sorted out. Evernote isn’t optimized enough for this task to make it work for me.

    I miss Ma.gnolia the most. It was an awesome service, had a great interface, had nice screenshots of the content, and let you store the contents on their servers. Haven’t found a service to live up to it quite yet.


  2. @James Mowery
    Have you tried Diigo? I find it suits my needs. I used Xmarks before but now it’s been replaced with Diigo.


  3. The big thing that I found seriously lacking with Pinterest is that they just haven’t figured out a way to source the current URL of a page that the browser is on. As of this writing, you have to manually put it into a field in the code for the button to return a visitor to the page. Lame to the extreme; especially if you have any more than a few pages to deal with. In the case of WP, the number of pages will always continue to grow at a pretty fast rate. Either that, or I totally missed a Really Big Thing somewhere in their docs. Is there a way to do this similar to Facebook and Twitter?


  4. I also use Diigo to bookmark sites. It was a life saver after Google discontinued a similar service that I had just posted 200+ bookmarks on. I like that you can save several notes and highlight sections, see a visual preview of each link. Best of all you can put them into LISTS (a feature that too many bookmarking companies don’t seem to find important enough to add)!

    However, Pinterest is the best to bookmark specific images. I use it all the time for that purpose.

    I am not sure if I am understanding your question right. The tool is pretty accurate when you go to add a “pin”, you just pick the image, add a note and select a category. Later when you want to find the original source again, you just click on the image to pull it up and then click on it again to go to the original site.

    I also recently added a couple plugins to a couple of my blogs. It couldn’t have been easier. No code hassle required.

  5. Paulio

    :) This is hilarious :)
    A satire of the dark side of technology

    If you use something that works, why wrestle with something that doesn’t just because it’s the ‘new cool’?
    If you want something that does it the way that Facebook & Twitter do – Use Facebook or Twitter. Simples.


  6. I’ve gotten an invite but haven’t gotten around to signing up but I have taken a look at the site and I find it a lot more interesting to browse through than a traditional bookmarking site. I’m not sure having a Pinterest button on your site is necessary since I believe most people use the Pinmarklet (a PinIt button added to your toolbar) to pin images.


  7. Hi Jeffro, I’ve started using Pinterest not too long ago and I was hoping to see a plugin like this created. Thanks for sharing!


  8. Yes, the Pinmarklet works as expected in sourcing the URL of the viewed page. I tried to get in there to see how it was doing that, so I could craft a hack for my button code but didn’t get very far.


  9. I started using Pinterest not long ago, and it’s great for me. When I pin something to my board, I’ve got a visual reminder of what I marked. Like that a lot. When I want to go back to it, I just click on the image, and it takes me directly to the original source. When I re-pin someone else’s pin, I do the same thing. I don’t have any trouble getting to the original. You do need to make sure you’re on the page for the post, not on the home page. (Pinning from the home page is bad pinning.) You can get a button right from pinterest. It’s pretty easy. If you’ve got a site/blog where images are crucial, Pinterest is the place to be. Home design bloggers are getting lots of their traffic from it and the best ones are creating images to be pinned that helps users know the original source.

  10. Titas1_d_loh

    Bill Gates handed over the CEO position on January 13, 2000 to Steve Ballmer, an old college friend of Gates and employee of the company since 1980, creating a new position for himself as Chief Software Architect.531 Various companies including Microsoft formed the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance in October 1999 to, among other things, increase security and protect intellectual property through identifying changes in hardware and software. Critics decry the alliance as a way to enforce indiscriminate restrictions over how consumers use software, and over how computers behave, a form of digital rights management; for example the scenario where a computer is not only secured for its owner, but also secured against its owner as well.3233 On April 3, 2000, a judgment was handed down in the case of United States v. Microsoft,34 calling the company an “abusive monopoly”;35 it settled with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2004.13 On October 25, 2001 Microsoft released Windows XP, unifying the mainstream and NT lines under the NT codebase.36 The company released the Xbox later that year, entering the game console market dominated by Sony and Nintendo.RPO was first brought to the UK by former ‘Dragon’ James Caan who still delivers RPO to global businesses via his strategic resourcing company, HB Retinue.

  11. Titas1_d_loh

    I also use Diigo to bookmark sites. It was a life saver after Google discontinued a similar service that I had just posted 200+ bookmarks on. I like that you can save several notes and highlight sections, see a visual preview of each link. Best of all you can put them into LISTS (a feature that too many bookmarking companies don’t seem to find important enough to add)!

    However, Pinterest is the best to bookmark specific images. I use it all the time for that purpose.

    I am not sure if I am understanding your question right. The tool is pretty accurate when you go to add a “pin”, you just pick the image, add a note and select a category. Later when you want to find the original source again, you just click on the image to pull it up and then click on it again to go to the original site.

    I also recently added a couple plugins to a couple of my blogs. It couldn’t have been easier. No code hassle required.

  12. Titas1_d_loh

    I have a love-hate relationship with Pinterest. I’m not sure what to think of it, really, but I do know I have way too many social networks as it is.

    Bookmarking, in particular has always been perplexing for me. I currently use Licorize, but I also want to check out Pinboard. Delicious has lost my trust, but maybe they will get things sorted out. Evernote isn’t optimized enough for this task to make it work for me.

    I miss Ma.gnolia the most. It was an awesome service, had a great interface, had nice screenshots of the content, and let you store the contents on their servers. Haven’t found a service to live up to it quite yet.I’ve gotten an invite but haven’t gotten around to signing up but I have taken a look at the site and I find it a lot more interesting to browse through than a traditional bookmarking site. I’m not sure having a Pinterest button on your site is necessary since I believe most people use the Pinmarklet (a PinIt button added to your toolbar) to pin images.


  13. Thanks! I have been looking for a Pinterest plugin for a couple days. I’m not very tech savvy, which is why I love your blog. Still waiting for an invite from Pinterest though : / Thanks again!

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