If you want something for collecting and organizing the things that inspire you visually, Pinterest is a great option. It is useful and I love some of the visuals I see in my home feed.
It is the end of the school term and we are all tired especially after report writing. At the technology workshop, yesterday after class, I presented Pinterest to some of my colleagues. I thought it would be an interesting (and fun) tool to learn about at this time of the year.
I like the following infographic and it illustrated some of the points I was making plus I pulled if from my own Pinterest account
Please include attribution to OnlineUniversities.com with this graphic.
I shared the following points about Pinterest.
Pinterest is a visual social bookmarking site. It is set up as an online pinboard, but unlike other social bookmarking sites, such as Diigo and Delicious, the content shared on Pinterest is driven entirely by visuals. To put anything on Pinterest, an image has to be involved.
You can share images you find online, or you can directly upload images onto Pinterest. Using the Pin It button, you can share directly in your browser from any web page. You can also share your pins on Twitter and Facebook. I use it in conjunction with my Diigo account and I have also started putting information about any commercially available images into my Pinterest description to distinguish it from CC licensed material.
Pinterest has its own terminology like every other social media site. (more…)