Pinterest, the new social pin-boarding site seems to be the hot conversation topic.
Not only is there an incredible stream of traffic surrounding Pinterest and it’s contributors, many brands and marketing platforms are heavily leveraging Pinterest for business.
The possibilities for Pinterest are endless. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Pinterest is based on people’s interests and passions. This has proven to be more powerful than Twitter or Google Plus. So much so that this site recently broke the 11 million unique visitors mark!
The premise of Pinterest is sharing photos and creating themed virtual boards to organize your photos.
The act of adding a photo to a board is coined “pinning”.
Pinterest conveniently provides users with an easy to use bookmarklet, which you install in your browser to easily pin any image you stumble on that you really like.
The beauty of Pinterest is that you can get started even if you don’t have photos of your own.
This is the ultimate content curation model!
All you need to get started is an invite!
Leave me a comment below if you would like an invite to Pinterest!
You can “pin” any image on a webpage to one of your theme boards and your pin will contain the proper image attribution. This makes image sharing and embedding easy and worry free.
In addition to describing your pin, other Pinterest members may comment or re-pin your image onto their boards – this makes images go viral!
To follow someone on Pinterest you may follow a board or a profile, it’s up to you. The main thing is to get in there and tinker around a little!
The easiest way to get started following people and getting people to follow you is by connecting Pinterest to Facebook. You may be surprised to see how many of your friends are already active on Pinterest!
You probably noticed the up rise in shared info-graphics on Facebook, many of these are sourced from Pinterest….
Pinterest for Book Publishers
A unique use for Pinterest among Kindle publishers is sharing and testing book covers.
You can also simply create a Pinterest board for your publications or other favorite reading. Check out my Kindle Publication Board
Since most of the population is visual, Pinterest is quick to capture and captivate its’ visitors. Time will tell whether it will have the long term sticking power of Facebook and Twitter.
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