I have recently developed a newfound love for the social media site Pinterest. Because of this, I wanted to take the time to let other people know about it, in case some individuals are still unaware.
According to their website,
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard [that] lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes…
Our goal is to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting … With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.
I personally learned about Pinterest during a lecture for a New Media Marketing class that I am taking. The course professor, Becky Carroll, was lecturing on the popular social media sites of today, and Pinterest was the only one I had not heard of. So after class I decided to see what it was all about, and have since become an avid user.
The "Pin It" Button is added to your bookmark bar for easy pinning
Using the site has been extremely convenient in planning my sister’s upcoming baby shower. Instead of trying to bookmark a bunch of websites and save a ton of inspiring pictures on my computer, I simply “pin” anything that I find on the internet to a pinboard specifically created for planning her shower. But what’s even more awesome is that anytime you “pin” something, that pin is directly linked back to the site where it was originally found, making it easy to access again at a later time.
The Pinboard I created for my sister's baby shower
Unfortunately, because Pinterest has increasingly grown in popularity, membership is now by invitation only. With that said however, if anyone would like to join in on the wonderful world of pinning, please leave your email address in the comment box for this post, and I will happily send an invite your way! 🙂