The Pinterest Bandwagon
So, I hopped on the Pinterest band wagon. Did not want to. Did not need more addictions.
Did it and got one anyway
Pinterest is actually really cool. If you haven’t joined it yet, I know what you are probably thinking:
“So, you share pictures, right? Meh!”
I know, pretty much every social network out there does that. Some sites, like Photobucket and Flickr, are dedicated to it. This is. . .different.
“Alright, then, what makes Pinterest so unique?”
It’s sort of like Twitter, but for images. You follow people; they do not have to follow back. When one of the people you are following pins an image to their board, it shows up in your stream. You can repin it if you’d like.
So, some of the cool features?
First, users create boards. These are basically categories. When you follow a user, you can follow all of their boards. . .or just the ones that interest you. Cool, right?
Second, Pinterest integrates into your web experience. Wait, what? Yep, you can add it to your browser. Then, when you visit a website, you can click “Pin It”, choose which image(s) from the site, what board to share it on, and bam, done. No downloading, uploading, tagging, etc.
And no, it is not a toolbar or some other spyware ridden torture device.
Third, for all you bloggers and authors and such, there is. . .marketing potential. But we’ll get to that another day.
You can find me on Pinterest here.
Are you on Pinterest? If no, why not? If yes, what do you think of it? How do you use it?