Pinterest- Getting Rid Of The Old Corkboard and Tacks.
Over the last decade social media has become one of the hottest topics on the World Wide Web. From Facebook to Twitter and literally hundreds of other social media websites there are now an incredible variety of ways to be social online and share your life, your interests and practically anything else with the rest of the world. (And, of course, your friends and family.)
One of the most popular social media websites to have emerged in the last few years is Pinterest, a site that is more like a social bookmarking site then, say, Facebook. On Pinterest users are encouraged to ‘pin’ photographs and other images as well as videos for their followers, friends and family online to see and enjoy.
Basically Pinterest is an online pin-board, much like you would find in someone’s kitchen or a corporate lunchroom. When you find something interesting, important or otherwise valuable to share you simply ‘pin it’ to your Pinterest account so that others can see it as well. Those people that enjoy what you have ‘pinned’ can then share it with others.
As with most social media sites you can build up a following if you ‘pin’ things that are valuable or interesting on a regular basis. You can also have as many pin boards as you like and they can revolve around anything you wish including your hobbies, creations and workplace.