Pinterest

[week five] 
pinterest
Source: Explore york. (2017).

The social media networking site I have chosen is Pinterest. All hail Pinterest, I absolutely love this site. 

Pinterest is a social network site that allows users to visually share images and videos by posting them on their own page – known as ‘boards’ that have a collection of ‘pins’. 

Pinterest – “It’s the world’s catalogue of ideas”

Anything you can think of, there’s something on Pinterest for it. 

Whether you want to have a laugh, learn how to do something, gain some knowledge on something, discover new places, find a recipe, or look at some beautiful art – Pinterest has it all.

I use Pinterest for myself, I don’t use it as a networking site. I have a fair few boards. My largest boards are Art, Music, and Places.

My Art board is of mostly street art. The art around the world is just amazing.
My Music board is of musicians I admire, love, or I simply enjoy their music.
My Places board is of places from all around the world. Places I would like to travel to. 
 

As an incredibly visual person, I love it. It’s inspiring, and it can even fix some of your problems. Whether it’s building something out of a old pallet or a life hack.  

I’m not too sure how long I’ve been using Pinterest. I avoided it for ages because I kept getting told it’s addictive. Which is definitely true, you have to watch yourself. 

It’s a site that can be used for personal and/or professional use. A lot of users will use their pins as a promotional tool. Promote a website, blog, company, anything really.

Pinterest is great because it inspires people to act. 

If I were using Pinterest professionally I would be making sure my pins were embedded and had links to a website or blog. I would ensure that my pins were reaching an assortment of boards, by using smart keywords in titles and descriptions. 

References

Explore york. (2017). Save your ideas with Pinterest. Retrieved from https://www.exploreyork.org.uk/event/save-your-ideas-with-pinterest/

Pinterest. (2017). Retrieved from https://about.pinterest.com/en/press/press 

 

 

 

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