I have a new internet obsession in Pinterest. If you don’t know what it is, it is an online “pin board” where you can post links and images. You can sort them into categories and follow other people’s pins to find even more cool links.
One reason I love Pinterest is that it is great for bookmarking my favorite art and artists. It has a nice visual interface and it is super easy to use. It is kinda like the deviantART “Favorite” feature (which I love), but I can use it with anything on the internet, not just dA.
However, Pinterest’s simple interface also makes it easy to propagate uncredited art and improper links. As I’ve followed other’s art boards, I’ve noticed some unsavory trends. This post is my call to my fellow pinners to take some consideration before posting a piece of art on Pinterest.