http://www.wired.com/2015/02/pinterest-erases-affiliate-links-social-network/ Pinterest?s enormously popular online scrapbook wouldn?t exist without the army of people across the globe who contribute to the thing. But the company doesn?t really want others trying to make money from those fudge brownie recipes and vintage leather bag photos. On Thursday night, as reported by VentureBeat, the company started stripping its social network of affiliate links, redirects, and tracking mechanisms posted by its users. Basically, Pinterest is removing the ability for its most influential ?Pinners? to make money via outside marketing networks, including rewardStyle and Hello Society, according to an email obtained by VentureBeat. However, Pinterest hasn?t said outright that it wants to block that added stream of revenue for its power Pinners. ?Recently, we observed affiliate links and redirects causing irrelevant Pins in feeds, broken links and other spammy behavior,? a company representative said in an email sent to WIRED. ?We believe this change will enable us to keep the high bar of relevancy and quality Pinners expect from Pinterest.?