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Oh no, what has our Pinterest spam done?!

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Indiigo007, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Indiigo007

    Indiigo007 Junior Member

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    Uh oh you evil-doer spammers, watch out!

    "I?ve got my eyes peeled now. If it happens again, I?ll get Pinterest to resolve it more quickly. And if they don?t, I?ll get an attorney."

    "Spammers will return!"

    "If it weren't for Norton..."


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    [URL]http://mashable.com/2012/04/23/pinterest-spammer-small-business/[/URL]
     
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  2. lykathe

    lykathe Regular Member

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    Sounds about right. Some parasitic shit to be stealing peoples work/images and spreading stupid data mining scams for a dollar a piece. Sad stuff
     
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    dudusa1 Registered Member

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    The evil doers are at the gate!

    Actually, I don't think that Pinterest should be used for promoting a business.
    Neither Tumblr etc. These are used for people to share shit they love, mainly photos.
    No one goes on Pinterest to find jewellery they can buy.

    Not taking any blame, ain't a spammer either.
     
  4. Indiigo007

    Indiigo007 Junior Member

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    Yeah, how much of a reputation can a hand-made jewelry seller have on Pinterest?!

     
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    whatlljk Regular Member

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    "trojan" -- Yeah fucking right.

    Norton would call a zip/email submit a "virus" and "dangerous phishing website." I HIGHLY doubt that someone was using her images to push a trojan out there.
     
  6. Indiigo007

    Indiigo007 Junior Member

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    Dude, if it wasn't for Norton, the image would've popped out of her computer screen, sprung to life, and attacked her with a knife. So watch out for those pins.
     
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    Social marketing is meant for spam and suckers. Real businesses use real advertising. Hard to get a bunch of window-peepers and voyeurs with pathetically low self-esteem to open their wallets even for a dollar. My new year resolution was to stay away from FB (and other social networks) this year. Such a waste of time and everyone trying to bring their drama to you. I got enough of my own shit I don't need 1,000 friends shit too. Soon people won't know how to carry a normal conversation without a fukin keyboard, mouse and screen in front of them.

    [rant off]
     
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    Wonder if it was one of us that did it :eek:
     
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    Madruga Senior Member

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    That actually happened to me the first time I died
     
  10. BlackHatWidow

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    Pinterest's army of vanity-in-high-heels is stealing content from struggling artists to make Ben Silbermann a quick buck. If Pinterest chokes on spam, I'll rejoice.

    As for the virus-carrying image, it could be true. I have some images that are Google-Image hijacked at the moment by some evil-doer, and they're pinned on Pinterest. Guess what, the hijacker installs a virus if those idiotic "pinners" follow the link.
     
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    So many misconceptions in this article it's not even funny. First of all there would not have been a virus attached, Norton is well known for going crazy on any email submit. Second of all, calling it spamming is completely wrong. Spam is the sending of unsolicited emails, it that what they're doing on Pinterest? No, so don't call it that. Bullshit her reputation got damaged, no one gives a fuck about one Jeweler on Pinterest. If anything it helped her, she should be grateful. Then telling a big news site to get her business out there is pretty smart I must say.

    She says she'll get her own attorney, good luck trying to find out who the 'spammers' are.
     
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    I should be so lucky if spammers took my images and blasted these nervy copyright infringers with effective viruses.
     
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    OP, I feel what you're saying.

    But I'm afraid combining blackhat marketing tactics and moral ethics is a lost cause. There are always people who will abuse a website/person/niche for profit.
     
  14. johndoejohndoe

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    The practice of posting every piece of crap until the rightful copyright holder contacts them is ridiculous.
    How or why should people keep track of what 10 million people pin or put out on the internet. Video sites like megaupload or piratebay had the same policy and look where it took them. If you slander or deface someone's personal property or name, then you have to pay the consequences. In this case it's pinterest's fault for letting pins attached to crap links out there in the first place. They may skate by for now and pawn off the blame, but wait until it happens to a bigger entity and they take them for a fun few million dollar ride on the settlement train. It's their responsibility, not ours. They're pulling in millions of dollars a year and have no way to police their own system? Find a way. Hire some cheap labor to monitor, program to detect these things before they happen, and if they somehow do slip by, cut them off at the knees immediately. Don't tell me these people didn't plan for spamming and virus deployment. [/rant]
     
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    if norton saved her either it was a false positive, or that programmer should be ashamed
     
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    Damn straight, and if these morons are too amoral to stop their hypnotized users from pinning stuff from Google Images, which are GUARANTEED copyright infringement because they clearly don't own such images, they totally deserve every instance of spam and malware that will infiltrate their den of copyright infringement. Not to mention that Google Image pins are next to impossible to track down by their respective owners.

    If they were to actually do more than pay lip service to copyright, they'd have to delete everything and start from scracth, including Jane Wang's 15,000 pins of copyright infringement. She's Ben Silbermann's mother - he can't say he didn't know and couldn't stop it.

    I'm rooting for the spammers. GO SPAMMERS
     
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    Thread won, please lock.
     
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