privacy
Instapaper Is Blocking Users in Europe Until It Figures Out New Privacy Rules

Instapaper has informed its European users that it will temporarily cut off their access to the platform starting today. The reason? This Pinterest-owned service needs more than the two years it had to comply with the European Union’s new batch of privacy rules that go into effect on 25 May. Sorry, Europe! Read More >>

internet
Pinterest Should Die

I hate Pinterest. It’s a kind of loathing. Not the fiery wrath I feel towards injustice, or the cool hatred towards people who liked The Last Jedi and tell me I “just don’t get complex storytelling.” No, this is sort of loathing that feels like general full body ache. Like when you’re about to throw up or first got your period in school. It starts in the toes and goes straight up to the roots of my teeth. Whenever I google something and I see Pinterest in the search results that wave of dull loathing washes over me. Pinterest is the most useless form of social media available—remarkable when you consider Twitter exists. It is not informative. It does not gather people together. It is just a monster lurking in your search results, its rosy hued maw preparing to gorge itself on your clicks. Because you will never find what you seek on Pinterest. Read More >>

business
How Many ‘Focus’ T-Shirts Does Pinterest President Tim Kendall Own?

Happy Monday, folks! How you feelin’, dude? Pumped up? Ready to show the world who’s boss? Got to be in it to win it, right? Carpe that motherf*cking diem! You hear that? That’s the sound of a winner. Winning. Read More >>

apps
Pinterest Bought Instapaper and That Makes Me Nervous

Pinterest, the site beloved by wedding planners and doomsday preppers alike, has acquired the original read later service, Instapaper. Read More >>

wtf
Meet the Mormon Survivalist Preppers of Pinterest

Pinterest is an aggressively wholesome social platform. Past the relentless arrangements of DIY barn-wedding souvenirs, there’s another Pinterest, one focused on surviving doom. Read More >>

apps
10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Pinterest Master

What Pinterest lacks in user numbers it makes up for in aspiration: beautiful buildings, artwork, crafts, technology, outfits and landscapes. Whether you’re a keen Pinterest user or a newcomer who’s in the early stages of poking around, here are 10 useful tips to improve your pinning experience and get more from the platform. Read More >>

apps
The Solution to Awful iOS App Store Navigation is… Pinterest?

There are more than 1.4 million apps available on iOS and finding them can be an absolute nightmare. Now, Apple and Pinterest have announced a new collaboration that will mean users can 'pin' and download apps directly to and from Pinterest boards. Read More >>

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Pinteresters Can Finally Talk to Each Other

Pinterest is fun for planning and daydreaming about all kinds of things, but it can turn into a compulsive solo habit. Now, though, Pinterest users can finally actually talk to each other. Read More >>

wtf
Apocalypse Preppers are Using Pinterest to Plan for the End of the World

Pinterest is a great place to plan for a fun birthday, a zesty cocktail party, a beautiful wedding, or… the apocalypse. No seriously, there's a whole subculture of so-called "Preppers" who maintain pinboards devoted to getting ready for the end of the world. It's more cheerful than it sounds. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon’s New Pinterest Ripoff Just Begs You to Buy Stuff

Amazon's got a brand new feature. It's Pinterest! Basically. Meet Amazon Collections. Read More >>

internet
Presenting the Scientifically Perfect Pinterest Picture

Cool cucumber, weathered wood, crocheted doily—apparently these are the makings of the perfect Pinterest picture, according to a year's worth of research provided to Wired by data-crunching startup Curalate. Read More >>

apps
Pinterest Mobile App Comes to iOS and Android Devices

Pinners, rejoice! Now that you've all joined the newly-public Pinterest, you can begin pinning on the go. Pinterest has just announced mobile apps for Android devices as well as the iPad. [Reuters via CultofAndroid] Read More >>

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Now Everyone Is Free to Join Pinterest; No Invite Needed

If you aren't already planning out your hypothetical fantasy wedding on digital vision board Pinterest, you may now start doing so: the once invite-only platform is now free for everyone and anyone to join. Great, just great. [Pinterest via TNW] Read More >>

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How an Electrical Storm in Virginia Brought Down a Large Chunk of the Internet, Including Instagram

Late last night, a severe electrical storm struck over Northern Virginia, Maryland and DC, halting train traffic and felling trees. Sites and apps such as Pinterest and Instagram were affected, but sadly six people died, too. Read More >>