I admit to being slightly addicted. Is there a twelve step plan for Pinterest addicts? Pinterest Anonymous? I’m not quite ready to give it up just yet but I may need an intervention.
It is like falling down a rabbit hole. There is so much information, you just can’t look away.
What is pinterest you ask? It is an image sharing social network. It is one of the best sites to surf for ideas, pictures, and information. It is a very creative site which shares knowledge, remedies, projects, and shopping opportunities to its subscribers. Pinterest is free!
I like it because it feels like reading a magazine. I like that you can choose what you read and save important information digitally in files or “boards” that you create. No more clipping articles and recipes.
What is the deal with that name – Pinterest? The original name was “Pin Board”. Pinterest was created by Paul Sciarra, Evan Sharp, and Ben Silberman. Silbermann’s wife came up with the name Pinterest.
The thing that bothers me about Pinterest is how on earth do you pronounce it? We have to be able to talk about Pinterest with our friends so we need to know how to say it. Everyone says it differently. I have heard “P-interest”, “Pin-ter-est” , “Pin-trust” and “P-in-ter-est”. There are over 1000 pins on Pinterest discussing how to pronounce it. You can say it anyway you want but Pin-ter-est seems to be the most grammatically correct. A poll on forums.well trained mind.com determined 53% say “Pin-trest” and 46% say “Pin-ter-est”.
You can browse Pinterest but you need to have an account if you want to visit the site for any length of time. There are three ways to create an account using social media: FaceBook, Twitter, or Email. You must have a username. There is a very strong pull by the website to browse Pinterest on it’s app.
If you would like more information about Pinterest, there are numerous books you can purchase. There are books about how to use Pinterest for personal, marketing, and business use. Pinterest for Dummies looks like an interesting and informative book. There is one for seniors also. There are many free PDF guides to Pinterest too Wikipedia is an excellent free source of the history and and useage of Pinterest.
Once you are signed up, you can browse any number of topics. You can organize the information you want to save by creating boards to hold your pins or articles. Pins can be shared by email, FaceBook, or Twitter.
Pinterest is the place to go if you are planning a wedding or a party. There are numerous recipes, themes, decorations, and products galore.
Pinterest is a vehicle for inspiration, improvement, invention, and imagination. You can improve your life, home, health, relationships, and happiness. You can discover and embellish your dreams for the future.
If you are feeling creative or need information, surf some pins on Pinterest. It is also the place to go when you are bored or need to kill some time.
So much information, so little time.