Monday, March 12, 2012

Pinterest: This week's Featured Online Resource

Pinterest seems poised to be the Web's next big thing. Think of it as a social billboard or as a visual social bookmarking site. It's sort of like but with your bookmarks being represented by big photos.
A user "pins" an object to one of her "boards" and her followers can click on it and be taken to its website. So a cover of a book takes a user to the publisher's page on that book or a book review, wherever the user got it from. Each board is on a particular topic and users can follow single boards rather than everything from a particular user.
The "About" page claims "people use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes."


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    1. This is a great resource with a lot of potential that the Frostburg State University Social Media Group is currently investigating. Institutions like Duke University and Oberlin College are already using Pinterest.

      Why do use you say "her boards," instead of "her/his boards?" Pinterest is for everybody, regardless of gender!