Pinterest.com describes themselves as a “virtual pinboard”, one that “lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.” My description of Pinterest would be a visual wish list of sorts. This free service allows its users to create and manage their own pinboards or “boards”. You are able to name each board according to a theme and then begin “pinning” images (using the “Pin It” button) from all over the internet. If you are planning a wedding you may want a “board” named for wedding gowns, or maybe another board for flowers, so on and so on.
One of Pinterest’s main features is the ability to watch what others are pinning to their boards. You also have the ability to “follow” others and they in turn are able to “follow” you. For someone like me who has never been up on Facebook or has never tweeted, I was reluctant to jump on board after Carol shared this newest social networking tool with me. It was Carol that “invited” me and then sat my account up knowing that I wouldn’t. The next time I saw her I was all too eager to discuss my latest obsession—I was hooked! And from the looks of it, there are many women who feel the same way I do.
Check out pinterest.com for more information and then get busy pinning!