Pinterest is placing promotional ads for itself onto web pages, via its Chrome plugin. The people at Postlight spent a day figuring out what Pinterest was doing, then wrote some code that anyone who manages a website can use to hide the ad. That code is at the bottom of this article.

Who did what now?

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Hi! We’re here with your ads.
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Readability takes websites like the ones on the left and presents them like the one on the right.

In the source

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Pinterest-appropriate image with “Pin it” button dynamically inserted by Pin It plugin
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It’s an experience all right!

Sorry, but…

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No, seriously, they meant it.

What now?

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Everything on the web can be modified, it’s like magic.
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Does any of this matter?

Code by Philip

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CEO, https://postlight.com, a digital product studio in NYC. Also writer, Medium advisor, programmer. Any port in a storm, especially ports 80 and 443.

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