Sunday, 9 August 2015

What is Pinterest?

We have all heard about Pinterest, but not many people knows what it is all about, put simply, Pinterest is a website that allows you to "pin" things online, just as you would pin them on a real life bulletin board, but instead, Pinterest saves all of your pins on your account so that you can access them easily.

By accessing this website you will first need an account. Once you're logged on, the next thing you'll need is the "Pin It" button installed in your browser toolbar. This wonderful little button is what allows you to pin things online.

Installing the button is very easy, when you're in your Pinterest account, look to the upper right-hand corner and hover above "About," then click on "Pin It Button" and follow the directions to drag the button into your toolbar. You must also take into consideration that you cannot join without an invitation.

As you start pinning, create "Boards" that categorize your pins, making them easy for you to find later. Pinterest suggests some to get you started, but usually you'll want to create your own to fit what you love to pin.

It takes a while to get the hang of creating boards, they need to be the perfect combination of general and specific, but the more you pin, the better your boards will become.

The first time you visit Pinterest, you may notice immediately that it’s an aesthetically enjoyable site. You can see how much it relies on visually stunning photos. Presumably, the site will eventually become open to public registrations, but it’s currently in invitation-only mode.

You can share images you find online, or you can directly upload images onto Pinterest. Using the Pin It button, you can share directly in your browser from any web page.

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