Users of Pinterest have been reporting trouble accessing the site over the weekend. As is becoming the norm when a service is experiencing difficulties, users turn to Twitter to vent their frustrations:
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Eventually Pinterest admitted that it had been encountering problems with its service by posting to the Pinterest Facebook Page:
You might have had some trouble using Pinterest lately, and we’ve been working hard to get everything back to normal… Sorry for the weekend hiccups, and thanks for bearing with us!
While it is still unclear what caused the problems, tweets from users indicate that Pinterest was inaccessible on both PC and mobile devices.
Of course, people use Pinterest – and social networks in general – for a variety of different purposes, and many of those are business uses. Being unable to access information when you need it can have severe consequences, so it’s wise to have a local copy of your content.
SocialSafe allows you to download your Pinterest Pins, comments and photos to your own machine, giving you a searchable journal containing your social network content. Other supported networks include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn, so by backing up all this content in one place on your own machine, you really do get your whole story.