I’ve been hearing a lot about Pinterest. Its not necessarily new, but it has been gaining a lot of momentum the past few months.
So what’s the site due? (From Pinterest Site)
Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.
Pinterest 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.
Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
So basically its a very visual way of organizing things you like and are interested. You see a image on a blog of an interesting watch, you can pin it and it shows up on the watch “board” you created on Pinterest. It’s a little easier to see than explain, I think because its so visual and easy to use.
I did just see a really interesting article at the Edudemic Blog titled, “The Reason I Just Deleted My Pinterest Account”. It’s actually making me rethink using the site, it sites copyright issues that could arise when collecting sites and images of interest to you. As I said, the site is relatively new, and most social networking sites that revolve around sharing copyrighted materials have gone through this type of legal growth/limbo. It’s a very interesting article and like most things on Edudemic.
I put together a series of videos that shows how to setup a Pinterest account and how to populate it, they can be viewed below.