Have you heard of Pinterest? It seems as though this new social sharing site is on everyone’s radar lately. I feel like I’m the absolute last person to join… I actually had to invite myself. It wasn’t until I joined that I discovered just about every one of my friends was already pinning around the web.
Now I know you’re probably thinking “not another social network!” and that thought certainly crossed my mind as well. Before you make your judgment, you should give it a try, as you may find it addicting. See, the beauty of Pinterest is that you can pin on a variety of topics (really anything you want) and organize you pins into different ‘boards’ or categories. This set-up gives value back to the user. You don’t just blindly post something out to your followers in hopes of getting feedback. You are creating a history of your posts. These pins are image-driven, so the entire site is visually stimulating. Thus, feedback with ‘repinning’ and ‘likes’ comes naturally, as we are a visual species. You can easily go back and reference, edit or even re-categorize you pins. This is a great direction for social media to head.
Interested? Visit Pinterest.com to check it out. Fair warning, you need to be invited to become a member. But… you can invite yourself!