Okay, so here it is. The long-awaited, much anticipated (oh, how I lie to myself) post on Pinterest!
So here's the basic idea, straight from the "About" page on Pinterest: Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. People use pinboards to plan weddings, decorate their homes, and share recipes.
So basically, you show off your stuff, look at other people's stuff, and re-pin other people's stuff on your boards if you really like it. First, you have to create some boards. As far as I know, you can create as many as you like. So far, I have boards for food I like, books, and words/phrases/sayings I like. A few people I know are really into using it to find and share recipes.
You can log in and even register using your Facebook or Google account. I wonder who'll take over the world first. Apple, Facebook, or Google? Hm... It's pretty easy use, and it's fun. But the big question is, is it here to stay? I remember when people were like, Twitter is such a fad. It'll be gone in no time. I think it's fairly obvious by now that Twitter's not going anywhere any time soon. But does Pinterest give us the sort of interaction and excitement of other social media? I think it's doing a pretty good job of that so far. And it's handy. Especially for gathering together ideas for cooking, decorating, etc.
So, do you Pinterest? Are you gonna? Follow me if so, and I'll follow back! http://pinterest.com/nicoledgreen10/