Hello everyone, how have we been? Today I will be sharing a very new topic. Well, not really new. It is “Pinterest”. Pinterest is a social service that allows users to create and manage carefully arranged image collections. It is like connecting things you find interesting and then make the world see them.
Each user can make theme based image boards, tweaking them with images found online and using the “Pin it” button or uploaded from a computer. Each uploaded item is called a “Pin”. It could be a picture, a video or a discussion. Pinterest can be accessed by adding the “Pin it” button to the desktop bookmark bar, “follow me” and “pin it” buttons added to personal websites or blog pages.
Registration might be a bit difficult, as many of us knew when Google plus arrived, we had to be invited to actually have full access to the features and benefits. Yes, Pinterest is in the same mould. You get invitation from already registered users or directly from the Pinterest website. The registration process is simple as you can link your Pinterest account with your Facebook or twitter account.
- Catchy or not?
Well, from my experience and reviews, Pinterest has a beautiful and attractive look and very easy to use. Lately, it is becoming a business model as it is emerging rapidly than some other social networks. Most of the content on Pinterest is about products like furniture, clothes, books and so on… The way they are arranged makes it like a very attractive catalogue and a great social experience.
What to like about Pinterest
- Organized Inspiration: Pinterest is like the inspiration board you have in your room but this is more organized. You can upload a certain image and then on later days, find a similar image and then pin it to that specific board. The interface is easy to understand and no matter your interests, making boards will never be a problem.
- Easy Pinning: Once you set up your Pinterest account, you will be given the steps to take in installing the “Pin it” button on your web browser. You can use this button to add a picture to your board from any website you are visiting. You can also “re-pin” your pin just like twitter’s “Retweet”.
- Easy sharing: There is also the fact that you can share very easily on Pinterest. You can share with twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc.
What not to like about Pinterest
- It is a time sucker: It takes just one visit to the Pinterest site and you will understand the reason why it is really time taking. Presently we already have social network sites that distract us and keep us up at odd hours. So if you get an addiction to this, don’t say I didn’t tell you.
- Copyright and violations: Pinterest is a copyright nightmare for artists, photographers, bloggers, and anyone else who is interested in protecting their images from being used improperly. Pinterest members often make the mistake of pinning images they find online without giving credit to the source and linking back to its original site. Although there is the advantage of the image being linked to the source if you “pinned: the image from a website.
- Lack of privacy settings: Pinterest banks on your interest in sharing with others and makes it nearly impossible to have a private profile. Your pinboards are open for the world to see and vice-versa. To make matters worse, users who create their Pinterest profiles through Facebook will automatically follow people with common connections because the site now has access to your online information.
For our regular visitors, there was a recent post on Instagram which is very similar to Pinterest. As we can see, social networks will always be around for a while, they aren’t going anywhere. Do we join all? Well, the real catch of Pinterest is that it can be used as a business avenue, you can sell your pins.It is fun, it is creative and interesting. Well, am going to Pin, pin and Pin on my board!
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