Liz Gannes

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Online Shoppers Say They Buy Things They Find on Pinterest

Here’s a stat worth bookmarking: 21 percent of people who identified themselves as Pinterest users said in a recent survey that they had purchased a product after seeing it on Pinterest — most frequently, clothing, food or home decorating materials. Unfortunately, the survey wasn’t done by a major research outlet, but rather by the comparison shopping site PriceGrabber. Of 4,851 U.S. online shoppers who participated in the PriceGrabber survey, 10 percent said they had Pinterest accounts.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work