“Pinterest is a virtual pinboard.”-Share and organize all the great things you find whilesurfing the web-“Pin” images to your pinboards, browse other pinboards bysearching a key word, gain followers and follow others
Mission“Our goal is to connect everyone in the worldthrough the things they find interesting. Wethink that a favorite book, toy, or recipe canreveal a common link between two people.With millions of new pins added everyweek, Pinterest is connecting people all overthe world based on shared tastes andinterests.”
Etiquette• Comment Respectfully• Strive for authenticity, rather than gaining followers• Credit sources• Report Objectionable Content• Tell us how to make Pinterest Better
Use In Business•Tell your storythrough imagesand relativecontent•Build a communityof followers•Send traffic backto your websitesthrough links
“Ladies Love Pinning.”Pinterest won’t work for every business.
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A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.