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Pinterest basics (FindYourMissingChild.org tutorial)

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Guide to using Pinterest as part of search for missing child. Basics of account setup and use.

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Pinterest basics (FindYourMissingChild.org tutorial)

  1. 1. Using Pinterest in theSearch For A Missing ChildSetting Up an Account and Intro to Pinning
  2. 2. Pinterest and the Search For A Missing Child• Pinterest is best known as a scrapbooking tool.• However, Pinterest can be a useful resource in the search for a missing child: – It’s Visual Pinterest is a visual medium, ideal for engaging visitors emotionally – Allows Linking Pinterest allows users to link images to specific webpages, making it a great “pointer” to more detailed information
  3. 3. Getting StartedGo to Pinterest.com to create an account
  4. 4. Create Your Account • You can use your Facebook or Twitter account • But we recommend creating a new account with the special email address you created
  5. 5. Create Your Account • Make account name focused on search • Use search-specific email address • Use your name • Use picture of missing child for profile
  6. 6. Create Your Account• Next, Pinterest will ask you to select some “starter images”• Don’t worry, you can delete or edit these later• You will also see an alert about a confirmation email to verify your new account – watch for this
  7. 7. Go to Settings to complete your profile Invite profile viewers to the search website/Facebook page for more info
  8. 8. Pinning BasicsClicking “Add+” at the top of the page will display this box: • Add a Pin lets you share an image from a webpage (yours or someone else’s) • Upload lets you share an image (you can link the image to a webpage)
  9. 9. Adding a Board • You do not have to create a board for the search- focused account, but it might be useful: • One board for pictures of the child, • another for family activities • Without boards, all pins will appear in a group forYou can authorize the accountothers to add pins
  10. 10. Adding a Pin • After you enter or paste the page address, click Find images • You can choose a board the Pin will go in and add a description** See Advanced Pinterest Tips slideshow for more on URLs and hashtags
  11. 11. Upload a Pin • Most pins will be this type • Click choose file to find the image on your computer • You can choose a board the Pin will go in and add a description** See Advanced Pinterest Tips slideshow for more on URLs and hashtags
  12. 12. Edit a Pin • After adding or uploading a pin, you can Edit the information • With an uploaded pin, this is where you can add a link to a webpage with more info* See Advanced Pinterest Tips slideshow for more on URLs and hashtags
  13. 13. “Repinning:” Spread the Word • Other Pinterest users can repin your image to their boards • The image will still be linked to the URL you set • Ask friends and families who use Pinterest to repin to start spreading the word!* See Advanced Pinterest Tips slideshow for more on URLs and hashtags
  14. 14. Advanced Tips: Hashtags • Hashtags are a way for Pinterest users to find related images from different users • You can add them to image descriptions • Remind people to click on the image for more info* See Advanced Pinterest Tips slideshow for more on URLs and hashtags
  15. 15. Advanced Tips: URLs* See Advanced Pinterest Tips slideshow for more on URLs and hashtags

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