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Friday Round-Up: Twitter transparency, Flickr wants to sell your photos and more

We’ll round out the week with a round-up of short new bits you might find interesting or helpful, starting with. .
Twitter: Information Please
Twitter just released their fifth Transparency Report and the big news is that requests for information, content removal and copyright violations are on the rise. And we’re not just talking about a little bump. In the first half of 2014, Twitter saw a 46% increase in requests for account information. Those requests came from 54 countries and include 8 countries that haven’t requested information before.
Content removal requests are up 14%. Copyright takedown requests are up 38%.
Part of this growth is coming from the fact that there’s just a lot more content on Twitter now than there was a year ago. I also think officials are finally realizing the power of social media. Comments that would have been ignored a few years ago are now being taken seriously.
Is this a bad thing? Not yet, but it’s still early.
Flickr Wants to Make You a Star
Flickr wants to…

Study: Pinterest Referral Traffic Drives 67% Increase In E-Commerce Revenue

Marketing and analytics solution provider Piqora claims its customers experienced a 67 percent increase in e-commerce revenue from Pinterest referral traffic between January and June of this year.
In addition to lifting e-commerce numbers, Piqora reported referral traffic from Pinterest to its clients’ websites was up as well between January and June of this year, reporting an 8.3 percent increase compared to the same time-frame in 2013.
Analyzing data pulled from Google Analytics, Omniture and Coremetrics to determine Piqora’s “revenue-per-pin” metric, the study evaluated Pinterest activity of the company’s 400 clients. According to the report, brands used in the study were split between the following industries: apparel brands (45%), home decor brands (25%), retail brands (20%), and “other” (10%).
Other significant growth rates included website visits from Pins which grew 172 percent, and page-views-per-pin which climbed 304 percent.
“The economic value of a Pin continues to grow,” said…