What is Pinterest?• Pinterest is essentially a photo blog or “virtual pinboard” that lets users organize and share all of their interests in a visually appealing way. Get started in 5 easy steps
Welcome to Pinterest• Step 1: Sign up to get an invite. Once you get your invite, you have the option to join via your Facebook ID.• Step 2: Choose your interests.
Wait.. why did I have to choose my interests?• Pinterest automatically chooses some folks with established pinboards for you to follow based on your interests.• If you sign up with your FB account, it also automatically follows your friends.
Pinterest• Step 3: Categorize your pinboards – What’s a pinboard? A visual collection of the things you love (online)
Pinterest• Step 4: Pin it to your bookmarks – Adding the “Pin It” button to your bookmarks makes it easy for you to add images, videos, and text to your pinboards seamlessly while you’re surfing the web.
Pinterest• Step 5: Start pinning and categorizing! – It’s pretty simple. Say you see a photo of China, and you decide that you want to save this image. You can click the “Pin It” button on your bookmarks which will pull up a “create pin” pop- up. The pop-up gives you the option to categorize the image and add a caption. You’re also invited to share it on Facebook or Tweet about it.
Your Dashboard• You can manage your different pinboards from your dashboard. You also see a mini newsfeed that broadcasts activity from the people you’re following.
Your Homepage• Your homepage shows content from the people you’re following.• Engagement options include Repin, Like, and Comment.
The Pinterest Marketplace• This is new. Pinterest also has a “Gifts” section that you can filter by amount that features different items on sale based on your interests. Purchases are not made through this site.