What is Pinterest1. Pinterest is a social bookmarking tool to organize and share online images that you find interesting or inspiring.2. Once uploaded or shared on Pinterest, these images become known as Pins, which the user can place on customized, themed Boards.3. You can create Boards for any topic imaginable
Some Pinterest Facts Pinterest launched in the Spring of 2010 Visitors average 58% female between the ages of 25 and 44 (59%) in 12 weeks ending December 17, 2011 Site grew from 1.2 million users in August 2011 to 4.5 million in November (4,000% growth in 6 months!!)
Some Pinterest Facts Ranked #9 while Google+ ranked #10 in the Hitwise Social Networking & Forums category in the U.S. during the week ending December 17, 2011 11 million total visits during the week ending December 17, 2011, almost 40 times the number of total visits for one week ending June 28, 2011 (just six months previous) Greatest share of visitors from California and Texas (social networking trends show majority of visitors from the Northeast — Pinterest’s visits lean to Northwest and Southeast) Named to Time Magazine’s Top 50 websites of 2011
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What you can do in Pinterest Pinterest is used to “pin” images found around the Web into categorized collections, or boards. Its more like an interactive, shareable scrapbook. You can follow other users, share their content, make comments, and tag users. You get real-time updates of what the people you follow are pinning. You can also easily share your pins on Facebook and Twitter.
Overview Pins: A pin is an image or video, either from a website or uploaded from the user. A description can (and should) be added to pins.Boards : Pins can be organized by topic, called boards. By default, Pintereststarts users off with a bunch of boards, but these can be deleted or renamedto suit a user’s interests.
Overview Board User Like Twitter, user can follow anyone, even if they aren’t following you back. Users have the option to follow all of another user’s boards, or they can just select certain boards to follow. You can sign up using your Twitter or Facebook account, which makes it easy to find all of your friends already using Pinterest.
Overview UserRepinning is sharing an image pinned by someone you follow or found while browsingPinterest.Repin gives the user, option to add the image in any of his boards.Repinning gives credit to the person who first pinned the image.User can also edit (or add to) the description when they repin something.Source links also stay on the pin no matter how many times it is repinned. User doesn’tneed to be following someone to repin from them.
How to Pin Images 3 Ways to pin Images ◦ Pin Bookmarklet for Browsers ◦ Upload to Pinterest ◦ Chrome Plugin After Pinning Users gets the option to share the pin to Facebook or Twitter
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