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Last week we asked you for your thoughts regarding jailbraking/rooting you phone What Do You Think About Jailbreaking/Rooting? [MakeUseOf Poll] What Do You Think About Jailbreaking/Rooting? [MakeUseOf Poll] Be it Apple’s limitation on its App Store, or Android’s limitation on screenshots and backup, all OSs inflict some sort of restrictions. The way to get around these restrictions is Jailbreaking. There are veritable wars... Read More . According to the results, the vast majority of readers think jailbreaking/rooting is useful, although not all of these readers have actually jailbroken/rooted their device.

With 323 votes, answers were divided as follows: 52% won’t use their device without jailbreaking/rooting, 15% think it’s useful, but too complicated to do, 19% think it’s useful but don’t want to void their warranty, and 14% think their device is fine just the way it is.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.


This week’s poll question is: Do You Use Pinterest?

Pinterest is the new social phenomenon everyone’s talking about. Officially, it’s still in beta and requires an invite, but anyone who fills out the Pinterest form gets an invite almost immediately. In a time when everyone was supposed to be talking about Google+, all you can hear about is Pinterest. So did you join the party?

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So far I haven’t encountered many negative thoughts about Pinterest. Do you have some to share? Or maybe you absolutely love it? Or just don’t care? Tell us everything in the comments!

  1. slywlf
    March 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I missed this poll - too busy taking advantage of unseasonably warm weather to work in the garden, but figured I'd comment anyway. From what I've seen Pinterest could be a fun time-hog - as if I need another excuse to sit and play. However the fact that joining entails switching Facebook to Timeline stopped me from signing up. So far I still have the old FB and intend to keep it as long as possible. If, as I have heard, Timeline is going to be forced down our throats at the end of the month, or whenever, I'll look into it. Assuming I don't just drop FB. I resent the forced change, as the few times I have visited pages in the TL format I find it cluttered, overly busy, and a nightmare to navigate.

  2. Chris
    March 20, 2012 at 3:57 am

    Reddit for life. Pinterest just looks like a copy of Tumblr really. Don't get me started when pinterest users also try to copy Internet Memes...That stays on Reddit.

  3. imota
    March 20, 2012 at 2:51 am

    I don't care about Pinters. Google+ is my darling.
    I want to know more about Google +.

    • Sum_of_all
      April 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

      Google, here is what you should know. A good example is when you use Chrome, Googles browser, approximately 180 companies instantly track and gather all your browsing activity. For a great explanation of what results from this go to:

  4. Bob
    March 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Don't know what Pinterest is. Not big on hanging my the back of my social lap out in the public wind.

  5. Alae Hatoum
    March 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I've been looking for something like that for a while now .. the way I see it is a visual bookmarking service that needs very little to set up . the social aspect of it and the endless wall of pins is a nice touch but the visual appeal of it is far greater

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      I agree, I also like the way it looks. It's what made me want to start pinning in the first place.

  6. Murray_A
    March 19, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I just don't get it. I have Linkedin.... i get a feeling Pinterest is just an attempt to duplicate something already successful.

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 19, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      I'm curious about the fact you're comparing Pinterest to LinkedIn. Personally, I don't use LinkedIn, but as far as I know it's meant for resumes and such. How can Pinterest fill the same role?

  7. Mud Trout
    March 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Having to use a facebook account to use their service immediately turned me off from the site. Doesnt Facebook have enough information now? Cant the site stand on its own 2 legs without tying into the monster that Facebook has become?

    • Red
      March 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

      You can use your Twitter account instead.

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm

      I believe you can also simply create a standalone Pinterest account. That's what I did when I opened my account, but they might have removed that option.

      I also hate having to log into services with Facebook.

  8. Lorrie
    March 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Love it ! Totally addicted !

  9. some dude
    March 19, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I am interested in the concept and I think it could be a refreshing alternative to other link sharing sites. But I'm simply not interested in most of what's on the frontpage. It's very women-centric and I am a man.

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 19, 2012 at 7:24 am

      You have a point. I never noticed this, maybe because I'm a woman myself. The front page is full of mixers, cakes and interior design stuff. :)

    • Phoghat
      March 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      I'm a man, and find some interesting stuff. What's YOUR problem? Feeling a bit misogynistic this morning?

    • Kate
      March 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      That's because the frontpage is based on what's being popularly pinned at the moment. As more people with varied interests join and use the site, the things that show up on the front page will change. Believe it or not some women like things other than home decor and clothes, and I already see a lot of different stuff showing up.

      • Yaara Lancet
        March 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

        Great point! I, for one, already pinned a Nokia Lumia 900, so we can all slowly turn Pinterest into a more techy, geeky place. :)

  10. Joshua Clarke
    March 19, 2012 at 1:02 am

    Maybe a poll titled "Do you like the new commenting interface?" would be nice. I already know my vote.

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 19, 2012 at 7:26 am

      Excellent idea, it's actually already in the works. I wanted to let people experience it for a while in its final form before giving their opinions. We already had a poll 2 weeks back about the commenting system.

      So what is your vote? :)

      • Rodrigo
        March 19, 2012 at 8:05 am

        Let me just state right now that I don't like it, please put back the old discuss comments. This is my first comment and maybe the last, but I always read nearly every comment on the articles I'm interested in, and often I find useful content, MUO is great in part because of the great content available in the comments section, why would you fix something that is not broken?

        • Yaara Lancet
          March 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

          Hi Rodrigo,

          I'm not sure if you saw the poll we posted 2 weeks ago, where we asked readers what they thought of Disqus and how they would feel if we switched.

          There was quite a discussion there, where we explained why we're considering switching away from Disqus. Our main problem was with comment alerts, which kept failing, and made the authors miss readers' comments altogether.

          I'm really happy you like MUO, and I hope you'll give the new comment interface a chance. It's a hard switch for us authors as well, but at least now we're able to see all the comments and answer right away!

          I'd love to hear what it is exactly that you don't like about the new interface, it's flexible and we can change things according to reader feedback.

        • Ravi Lamontagne
          March 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm

          What i don't like about this new interface is that the comment font is way to small.

        • Joshua Clarke
          March 20, 2012 at 8:10 pm

          I agree with Rodrigo. I like all of my comments in one place, like Disqus. But I have also noticed the notification issue like you mentioned Yarra, so I see why switching is being considered. Whatever the choice, I'll still read MakeUseOf, but I may not comment as much.

    • Yaara Lancet
      March 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      (replying to this comment because the thread is too long) I'm glad to hear you're going to be reading MakeUseOf anyway. I hope you'll get used to the new system and comment just as before, if not more.

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