Last week, a woman was set to stand trial for violating a restraining order taken out by her estranged daughter. The violation? Following her daughter's Pinterest page.
Pinterest—traditionally known as a mecca for bakers, brides-to-be, and knitting enthusiasts—might seem like one of the more benign social networks, but even it isn't immune to the internet's many misdeeds, apparently. Case-in-point: the ongoing Beverly, MA harassment lawsuit made possible thanks to an email from Pinterest. The email, which alerted the daughter to the fact that her mother was now following her on the social network, supposedly violates the restrictions of the mother's domestic restraining order.