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I’m sure everyone has heard of Pinterest by now, but I know some people are still wondering what it is, exactly. Here is a brief explanation so you can know what the obsession is about!
Long story short, Pinterest is a virtual inspiration/pin board. Think of an inspiration board you’ve seen. It may be in someone’s office, craft room, or bedroom. Anytime they see a photo or something in a magazine or newspaper that they want to remember, they tear out the page and pin it onto a board. They can then always refer to it when they want to use it. Pinterest is the exact same thing, but virtual.
People find things from all over the web. Things they want to learn, articles they want to remember, recipes, house ideas, wedding planning, tips and tricks etc. Pinterest is a place to organize all of the things you find. Once you “pin” something, it takes a picture from the website and puts it on one of your boards. When you go back and click on the picture it takes you directly to the page of the website that you found the picture from.
Pinterest has a fun feature that expands it even more. You can see what others are “pinning” and pin them onto your own boards. Much like facebook, you have a wall where you can see others’ activities. Your home page on Pinterest is a collection of the most recent pins from all of the people you follow on Pinterest. You can also go to another “wall” and see what every member on Pinterest has been pinning. No one’s boards are private.
So there you have it, a very brief explanation of what Pinterest is. It is a very useful, fun, and well designed website. Whoever thought of the idea was brilliant! It’s just like the other social media websites—you can’t remember what life was like before it!
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