As part of a flurry of activity, Pinterest today announced that it had launched ‘Pin It’ buttons in several popular craft, photo and commerce apps.
Serious art collectors close your eyes right now. Everyone else, head on over to Etsy, where you will find a stunning collection of arts and crafts based on internet pet Grumpy Cat.
Twitter Unveils Video-Sharing Service Vine (SocialTimes)
As expected, Twitter launched its recently acquired video-tweeting service Vine on Thursday. The mobile app allows users to share six-second videos directly through Twitter.
Etsy has acquired Mixel, the makers of an iOS app for creating and sharing photo collages, for an undisclosed sum. But Etsy is not following in the footsteps of photo-sharing sites like Instagram. Instead, the company plans to improve its mobile offerings for the buyers and sellers on its craft marketplace.
Sammy Sosa, Denied Access to Baseball Hall of Fame, Now Butt of Internet Joke (SocialTimes)
Sammy Sosa, like all of the other players nominated this year to be included in the Baseball Hall of Fame, was voted down due to his likely use of steroids. In the wake of the news, the sports world has discovered, with morbid fascination, Sosa’s Pinterest page.
The handcrafts marketplace Etsy is finally available in Spanish, the company said today. The site already offered user interfaces for speakers of German, French and Dutch.
Today, Etsy design lead Cap Watkins announced in a blog post that he was leaving LinkedIn because, among other reasons, the site was overrun with recruiters sending unsolicited job posts.
Pinterest users aren’t clicking over to big-name e-commerce sites at the rate that some industry watchers have suggested, according to a study from Compete Analytics.
Etsy, a sales platform for handcrafted items, launched a new version of its iOS app designed to make it easier for sellers to manage their online shops. The app allows users to create new listings from their phones. A crafter might make a new project in his or her studio and list it for sale without going home first, Etsy said in a blog post.
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Twitter Experienced Service Disruption on Monday Evening (CNET)
Some Twitter users were unable to access the network Monday evening, getting instead a greeting from its fail whale. “Users may be experiencing issues accessing Twitter. Our engineers are currently working to resolve the issue,” the company said in a status update Monday. The social network has since added “This issue has now been resolved” to the update. The Next Web As to what caused the outage, details are scarce. While DownForEveryoneOrJustMe said Twitter was doing just fine, since the site wasn’t completely down, DownRightNow was reporting a “likely service disruption.” AFP French anti-racist and Jewish organizations on Monday condemned what they called a wave of anti-Semitism sweeping over Twitter using the hashtag #unbonjuif. The hashtag — which in English means a good Jew — has been one of the top trending words on French language tweets in recent days and is often followed by offensive comments. The Huffington Post The story of David Rose, a deaf paraplegic blogger who inspired thousands, has turned out to be a labyrinth of lies, according to blog reports. After a number of international news outlets picked up his story, Rose’s Twitter following swelled, and even celebrities such as Kim Kardashian tweeted his quotes. AllTwitter File this one under news that shouldn’t be: There’s a rumor circulating that Twitter is considering adding a (gasp!) woman to its board of directors. Currently, Twitter’s board includes CEO Dick Costolo, company founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, and investors such as Peter Fenton of Benchmark Capital and Peter Currie of Currie Capital. Read more