Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Pinterest: Pretty Pretty Pictures

I had a friend on facebook ask what all the new fun toys were so I thought I'd do a little blog post about them. Today's installment will be Pinterest. (Look for Rockmelt and Google + coming later.)

Basically it's a beautiful collection of things you like. The pictures link back to webpages so it's like favoriting things or adding quicklinks or bookmarks only the layout is pretty instead of like on your toolbar.

Here's a little what's what.

Click on the images to make them bigger (in case you can't see the small print).

+ Create boards to reflect your own personal style, interest, and activities.
+ Just like so many other pages, you can follow your friends (you can even pick and choose what boards you follow so if you dont care about a specific board you dont have to follow it, or have it show up in your stream.)
+You can set it up to email you when people add you or repin your things. If you turn off that feature you still have a stream you can see if you're interested.

+re-pinning is super easy. You can go to your friends pages and repin straight from the picture by just hovering over the picture and finding the option pop up. Or you can repin it straight from your main stream page.
+you can see what your friends have said about their pins and also go straight to the webpage where they pinned it from (if you need to go back to get details or more information).

Do you Pinterest?
What things do you like or not like about it?

Let me know if you want an invite!


Camiba said...

It organizes photos you find online?

Jenni Elyse said...

Great tutorial! I need to send my niece to this post because she doesn't want to use it. Maybe, this will change her mind. :)

Heidi said...

Sounds interesting. Does it tie into your blog or facebook or Google homepage or anything, or do you have to login to see your stuff?

Katie Elizabeth said...

Finally someone could explain what exactly Pinterest is used for! Thank you! I had no clue what it was for until now.. all I knew what that the photos people find are always so beautiful.

xo katie elizabeth

Unknown said...

I am still trying to figure it all out, but I looove looking at all the pretty pictures.

Ginia said...

I love all the inspiration and beauty I find. I'm so relieved that I don't gain weight looking at all those yummy pictures of goodies to make. Keep on pinnin'.