Pinterest is a latest edition in social media.It started in 2010, but it was limited for family and some friends.But only in 2011 it is opened for general public and more user was added to it.You can get more details about it on their website but I would like to discuss how we can use it to share our pics and other media socially.
Pinterest front page looks like a pinboard where you can see all major images and other media pinned by all people.If you have friends on it you will see there pin first, else all pins will be sorted by maximum likes.You can repin them and it will appear in you pinboard.You can also commend and like it also.
There is facebook linked with it so once you pin it, It will share on your Facebook wall.There is a follow option available with pinterest which helps you to follow your friends.It Alert or show their pins on your pinboard.
You can add an image to your board directly from website or from your computer.Some interesting things you can do with Pinterest:
- Share wedding plan
- Share recipes
- Share group of furniture
- share checklist with friends
- Share code or steps to follow
- Decorate home tips
and lot many.
Integration with other social media – Pinterest has a nice and easy integration with all major social networking sites.Go to your profile on right side and go to setting.you can login with facebook or twitter and also publish all activity done on pinterest to Facebook.You can also find friends from gmail,twitter, and facebook and follow them.
There is also a feature available to tag a particular user in pinterest, just use @username and he will be tagged in your pins.If you have a blog just add pinit button to your site and people can use it to share your blog link and picture on their piboard.
So why wait!! Try Pinterest today and I am sure you love it.Don’t forget to come back and share your comments!
Here is a small tutorial to help you familiar with you Pinterest.The video is little older and says you need an invite to join it but now it is open to all.