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  1. Tech

    Pinterest Hacked and Invaded by Butts

    No. Your Pinterest friends didn't all just suddenly decide they're really into butts. The site was hacked, and the result appears to be a bunch of spam about weight loss and butts. Or maybe your friends just like butts now. Go ahead and ask them. Thanks to groundbreaking legal case Becky v. Mix-a-Lot, they cannot lie about it.

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  2. Weird

    Pinterest User Credits Hitler Quotes to Taylor Swift, Reddit Responds in Kind

    It seems to happen every few months. A picture of a historical figure with a quote credited to them gets passed around the Internet, then someone points out that it wasn't them who said it. Then someone posts a snarky "Don't trust Internet quotes -- Abraham Lincoln" pic. This is like that, but way better.

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  3. Sponsored

    How to Properly Embrace Image Macros as a Brand

    If you've been on the Internet, chances are you've seen brands attempt to capitalize on the growing trend that is image macros and memes. This is nothing new, of course, and some succeed more than others. Specifically, GE has a bunch of really interesting examples.

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  4. Tech

    Redesigned Pinterest Heard You Like Pins, So They Got Some Pins For Your Pins

    Pinterest is all about pinning things to other things, so with their newly launched redesign, they wanted to make it easier for users to find more pins to pin. The redesign was tested out on a handful of users in a closed beta, and will now begin rolling out to users via invite as early as today. So what can you expect from the new Pinterest? Pins. So. Many. Pins.

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  5. Entertainment

    Parks and Recreation Wedding Album’s the Best Use of Pinterest Yet

    We're not saying Pinterest is for the birds, but the social media platform definitely attracts a certain kind of material. If it's not cute pictures of animals, inventive uses for leftover cardboard boxes, or something to do with fashion, it probably doesn't belong on Pinterest. That said, someone over at NBC has totally figured out this social media thing. A recent Parks and Recreation episode saw Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope tie the knot in their own haphazard way, and NBC put up a faux wedding album for the characters on Pinterest.

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  6. Tech

    Start the Year Off With a Bang by Following Us on Social Media

    It's a brand new year, and it's essentially a brand new Geekosystem. Our four editors -- which is one more than we've ever had before -- are ready and willing to take on the world of geek. From privacy policy shenanigans and foxes stealing phones to Star Trek and Adventure Time, Geekosystem runs the gamut of interests. In short, we cover the Internet and the things the Internet likes. We are become Internet. In order to keep up with all our shenanigans, you should follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. That is, if you don't already.

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  7. Tech

    Pinterest Acquires Punchfork, Which is Basically Pinterest

    Pinterest, a social network that lets people share things like recipes, has acquired Punchfork, a social network that lets people share recipes. This marks Pinterest's first acquisition of another company, which is a big step in any young Internet startup's life. It seems like only yesterday we were all clamoring to understand what exactly Pinterest was, but now it's all grown up.

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  8. Tech

    The Social Network: Pinterest Sued by Man Claiming Investor Stole His Ideas

    Okay, maybe the lawsuit being levied against Pinterest isn't entirely like the one famously involving Facebook, but it's close enough that people will inevitably make comparisons. It's also not like Facebook was the first company sued for allegedly stealing ideas from an earlier enterprise. Either way, Pinterest and one of the company's investors, Brian Cohen, are now embroiled in a lawsuit with Theodore Schroeder, who alleges that Cohen took ideas from a company the two were previously involved in and used them to catapult Pinterest to the top of the social network pile. See? Pretty familiar.

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  9. Tech

    Pinterest Adds Secret Boards, Oddly Not Associated With Hidden Planks of Wood

    Pinterest, the social media platform mostly populated by women and consisting of things you can buy and adorable animals, functions by allowing users to "pin" different images to various interest boards that they create. For example, I might create a board titled "James Plafke's so dreamy" and only include adorable pictures of my managing editor. All of these have been public, though, which means private matters can't really be pinned. For everyone that wants to only reveal their interests privately, the social media company has now introduced secret boards.

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  10. Tech

    Pinterest Cracks Top 50 U.S. Websites With Over 25 Million Visitors That Just Want to Buy Things

    Pinterest is quickly showing every other social media platform how it's done. comScore, an Internet analytics company, noted back in February that Pinterest was the fastest independent site to hit 10 million monthly unique visitors they'd ever measured. As we move into November, it looks like the social media company has only continued to grow since then. The latest report from commScore gives a list of the top 50 United States websites for September, and Pinterest just hit the list at number 50 with 25.3 million unique visitors.

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  11. Tech

    Pennsylvania Paper Pins Local Mugshots to Pinterest, Sees 58% Increase in Arrests

    In our ever-increasingly technology dependent world, social media has become a force with which to be reckoned. Our old institutions are still trying to bridge the gap, but the good folks in Pottstown, Pennsylvania certainly seem to understand our evolving world better than most. After a local paper, the Pottstown Mercury, started pinning mugshots to Pinterest, the local police have seen a 58% increase in arrests.

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  12. Entertainment

    Pinterest is Now the Third Most Popular Social Network, Trailing Facebook and Twitter

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  13. Entertainment

    Pinterest Spammer Makes $1,000 a Day Spamming Pinterest

    Not too long ago, the Daily Dot wrote an article describing how to spot a spammer on Pinterest. They focused on a user named final-fantas07, and not too long after the article went up, the very same user contacted the Daily Dot and divulged interesting details regarding his operation, including that he makes around $1,000 a day spamming Pinterest, and expects that number to jump to $2,000 to $2,500 soon.

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  14. Tech

    Flickr Adds Pinterest Blocking Code to Protect Its Images

    The content sharing site Pinterest has experienced a meteoric rise in the last few weeks, making it the hot new social media platform to watch. Along with that success have come mounting concerns over copyright violations on Pinterest boards, which the company addressed by introducing a line of "no-pin" code which blocks the Pinterest bookmarklet on websites which implement it. A few days after the code's release, the venerable photo storage and sharing site Flickr has locked down all of its copyrighted images.

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  15. Tech

    Pinterest Has Porn Clones. Unrelated, 97% of Pinterest’s Facebook Fans are Women

    If you haven't been following the world of social networks, the new obsession in Internet town, Pinterest, is garnering a lot of attention as of late, mainly for two reasons: Growing so quickly, and being largely inhabited by females. Aside from bothering female redditors, a part of Pinterest's pet name being thrown around the Internet, "reddit for women," seems like it could actually be extremely accurate. According to AppData, over 97% of Pinterest's Facebook fans are women. Unrelated (probably?) to that statistic, Pinterest already has a couple porn clones.

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