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Pinterest

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Description Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that focuses on imagery.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 8 February, 2012

Contents

Description

Pinterest is a social bookmarking site that uses imagery. "Pinterest 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." [1]

Within Pinterest, you have boards that are typically devoted to a specific theme. On these boards, you would "pin" an image that you wish to share with others. The image must be available on the Web, and when clicking on an image from your pinboard, you will be taken back to that specific Web site.

Essential Requirements

Pinterest will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as an iPad or mobile phone.

Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPod with a Web browser.

Software

Access to Pinterest is accomplished through a Pinterest toolbar on a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:

Pinterest can be reached at the following Website:

You can also access Pinterest on the iPad with the Pinterest application.

Learning resources information

Reading List

Key Web links

Guides

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Pinterest and its capabilities.

Business

Here are some tips on how you can leverage Pinterest in a business environment.

Education

Here are some tips on how Pinterest is used in an education environment.

Non-profits

Here are some tips on how Pinterest is used in a non-profit environment.

Pinterest Collections

Here are a number of brands and organizations using Pinterest.

Pinterest Ideas

Here are different ideas for using Pinterest.

Video Tutorials

Here are a few video tutorials to get you started.

References

  1. Pinterest. (2012). Retrieved on 8 February, 2012 at http://pinterest.com/about/help/