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Pinterest finally adds private boards. They are calling them “Secret Boards”.

Ben Silbermann sent an email out to Pinterest users tonight announcing a new feature: Secret Boards.

The boards appear at the bottom of your Pinterest page and are only viewable to you or to people you invite to pin to them.

Pinterest is starting out by providing each user three Secret Boards. While this may limit their usefulness as a containers for all your bookmarks, this feature has been the most requested for years, and it is great to see it finally implemented.

The boards themselves look like normal boards, but do have a padlock icon on the top of the page so you can distiguish between these boards and public ones.

Here are some screen captures I took to show the Secret Boards in action.

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Your secret board space at the bottom of your profile page.

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Creating a secret pinterst board

Your Pinterest board shows up when you go to pin something.

Secret Pinterest boards look the same as normal boards with the exception of the padlock icon.

Secret Pinterest boards look the same as normal boards with the exception of the padlock icon

I was beginning to question if Pinterest would ever add private boards, so I am pretty excited to see this development.

What do you think about the ability to finally have private boards?

Private Board Alternatives To Pinterest Infographic

Private Board Alternatives to Pinterest [Infograph]

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Video discussion of Pinterest alternatives that offer private boards

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  • No invitation required
  • Need to create a board and then make it private
  • Limited to images so is most Pinterest like
  • Matches pictures by dominate colors for design planning
  • http://www.juxtapost.com


  • No invitation required
  • Boards default to private
  • iOS & Android apps
  • Offline access option
  • Has note taking, personal shopper and task management capabilities
  • http://www.springpad.com



I am an active user Spring Pad and Clipboard, so much of what I cite comes from using them daily.

These services as well as Pinterest are always changing, but this infographic is current as of May 30th, 2012

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Food images used for these private board examples provided by:




Pinterest Why do people love it.

Pinterest private board rumors, 1.5 billion evaluation & studies on pinners making purchases.

This week on Pin The News, Lauren Orsini of The Daily Dot and I discuss:

You can go right to the segment you are interested in at the above links or watch the full episode below.

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clipboard private alternative to pinterest

Learn how to use Clipboard from the CEO, plus instant access to the service.

Last week I spent some time talking to Gary Flake, the CEO and founder of Clipboard.

Clipboard is a free service that lets you clip and organize anything you find on the web. I have used it for a couple months, and it is pretty useful.

If you use Pinterest, but would like an option for private boards, it is worth checking out.

Click here to access the interview, plus there is a link to get instant access to the Clipboard service.

Private boards coming to Pinterest

Pinterest announces new terms of service & that private boards are coming soon.

For my latest post about future Pinterest private boards and current alternatives click here.

As many of us have speculated, Pinterest today acknowledged that their original terms of service were a standard set of terms that didn’t really reflect the intent of what Pinterest was or is. To correct this, Pinterest announced a number of changes to their terms of service, acceptable use and privacy policies. These changes will take affect on April 6th.

Pinterest removed the language that allows them to sell the images you pin.

Our original Terms stated that by posting content to Pinterest you grant Pinterest the right for us to sell your content. Selling content was never our intention and we removed this from our updated Terms.

The number one request from Pinterest users is having the option to have private boards. Pinterest is listening…

Finally, we added language that will pave the way for new features such as a Pinterest API and Private Pinboards.

It will be interesting to see what Pinterest does in terms of API. Many marketers and brands have been interested in better analytics, so we might see that come out of future API offerings.

Pinterest makes it easier to report copyright violations.

Previously, all copyright violation reports had to be made as DMCA take down notices. And those had to be submitted by email or mail. Now Pinterest has a new online form.

Once you click on “Report a pin” you will see these options.

If you click on the intellectual property link, you are taken to the copyright page where you can scroll down to find an online copyright complaint form.

This form allows for listing complaints on multiple pins as well as showing the images on sites you may run or own.

You will also need to provide your:

  • Full Name
  • Street Address
  • City
  • State/Providence
  • Zip/Postal Code
  • Country
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Full Name as Signature

To complete the form you have to affirm three seperate statements:

I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use).

I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed

The information in this notice is accurate.

I view these improvements as an important step by Pinterest to address consumer and business issues, while at the same time, keeping Pinterest going in the right direction.