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Pinterest - what is it and why should you care?

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An introduction to Pinterest, the latest social networking 'sensation'.

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Pinterest - what is it and why should you care?

  1. 1. What is it and why should you care?
  2. 2. According to Mashable’s founder Pete Cashmore,“Pinterest is the breakout social network of 2012.”
  3. 3. But Pinterest has been around for two years so why now?
  4. 4. Because it’sgrowing like crazy!
  5. 5. And it’s referring more visitors to other sitesthan Google +, YouTubeand LinkedIn combined.
  6. 6. But if you’re a women, aged between 25 and44, and living in California, you probably got there before the rest of us. (According to Hitwise)
  7. 7. So what is Pinterest?Let’s go straight to the source…
  8. 8. So what do you do?
  9. 9. You add Pins.A Pin saves an image or a video and allows you to share it via a Board.
  10. 10. You add Pins to Boards.
  11. 11. This is one of my Boards.
  12. 12. You follow other Users and Boards.You can like, share (Repin) and comment on Pins.
  13. 13. And you can add Pinterest to your Facebook Timeline,Tweet your Pins and embed them in your blog or website.
  14. 14. So why does Pinterest work?
  15. 15. It’s simple It’s funIt’s addictive
  16. 16. With a beautiful interface.
  17. 17. An iPhone app so you can add your own photos.
  18. 18. And there’s talk of an iPad app on the way.
  19. 19. Pinterest is full of genuine people sharing their passions and interests.
  20. 20. It has built a friendly community that cares about etiquette.
  21. 21. And it’s not overrun by brands or shameless self-promoters.
  22. 22. YET
  23. 23. Share with me @markralphspinterest.com/markralphs ralphsmcintosh.com
  24. 24. Sources http://pinterest.com/about/ http://weblogs.hitwise.com/heather-dougherty/2011/12/ pinteresting_trend_in_social_m.html http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/22/pinterest-40-fold/http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/06/tech/web/pinterest-website-cashmore/index.html http://blog.pinterest.com/ http://mashable.com/2012/01/09/the-top-brands-on-pinterest/ http://monetate.com/infographic/#axzz1m6Lo89M6

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