Pinterest has been in the news a lot lately as this virtual pinboard website has grown by leaps and bounds, quickly becoming a major player in the social media arena.

But along with the good press comes the bad. These 11 links below present both the highlights – and concerns – of using Pinterest.

11 Pinterest Links you Must Read

56 Ways to Market your Business on Pinterest – Copyblogger’s list is not only extensive, but it breaks out these 56 ways into 3 categories: Beginner, Intermediate and Black Belt.

26 Tips for Using Pinterest for your Business – #3 Crowdsource is one of my favorite ideas.

Our Favorite Pinterest Tips – Pin Savvy Social share their suggestions on getting the most out of Pinterest.

Apple’s Pinterest App – You can now pin on the go.

Gentlemint – Considered to be the “Pinterest for Men”.

Sorry, Pinterest Users: Websites can now Block Pinning – A “must read” for those website owners who do not want their images pinned.

Pinterest is Quietly Generating Revenue by Modifying User Submitted Links – An article about Pinterest changing pinned links in order to include affiliate information and earn a profit.

A Lawyer who is also a Photographer Just Deleted her Pinterest Boards out of Fear – After reading Pinterest’s “fine print”, this attorney discovered that most pins violate copyright laws and that Pinterest users are solely liable if the owner of an image chooses to sue.

A Date with Ben Silberman – Following Up and Drying my Tears – A follow-up post to the article above. This attorney got to speak with Pinterest founder, Ben Silberman, on the phone about her concerns.

Avoiding Copyright Pitfalls on Pinterest – For those die-hard pinners who can’t imagine life without their (addictive) pinboards, attorney Sara has some tips to share.

Are you on Pinterest? Do you have any pinning tips to share?

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