Friday, January 28, 2011

How Pinteresting

Have you heard of Pinterest yet? I'm just discovering it so there is a lot I don't know. Basically it is a virtual bulletin board where you can "hang" things you have found from one place or another so you don't lose track of them. You create your own categories and start pinning. Pictures, tutorials, anything you want to keep track of.

Here is a screenshot of my board.

If you enlarge the screenshot, you see the "pin it" icon on the toolbar. So far, getting the icon up there was the hardest thing for me--one of those click and drag things, so when you see something you like you just hit the "pin it" icon on your toolbar. Easy peasy. Except apparently it doesn't like Internet Explorer so much. When I opened up Firefox as my browser, I could drag it up there lickety split. Now when I'm poking around trying to find things to pin, I make sure I'm in Firefox, hit the icon, it asks what board it should go to, and voila!

This is my link. I still don't have much on it. And I'll just warn you ahead of time. Like going from one blog link to another, or one Flickr photostream to another, you can go from one pin to another, see what everyone else is interested in, and repin it to your own board.

Here is the Pinterest "about" page. Right now they are still in the beta stage so you need to request to join, but that only took a day or two, and then I was up and running.

So spend some time this weekend with something Pinteresting...


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Elizabeth Dackson said... #

What an interesting idea! I'm going to have to go check that out - I almost always have ten to twenty different tabs open in Chrome at any given point in time.

pinsandneedles said... #

Great idea! I'm always losing track of where I found some inspiration.

Sara said... #

Yes isn't it great, I love exploring on there:)

randi said... #

this sounds so awesome, but i am not even going to check it out. no more time on the computer for me!

have fun with it! thimbleanna posted her page too and it looked quite inspiring!

Robyn said... #

I just started pinning too! I love it! I stumble upon so many neat things and having a visual rather than just some wordy bookmark to help me remember them is a awesome improvement!

Terriaw said... #

I am on Pinterest too, but I'm afraid I've had no time to add anything to my board. I love what you've pinned so far. Need to hook up! It seems like a cool tool.

Candace said... #

I love my Pinterest page (! I'm able to collect images that inspire me and be able to find them again and be able to find the source.

Jennifer said... #

Oh my... something else to get addicted to! I'm going to have to try this site out this weekend...

Jennifer :)

Grandma G said... #

This looks so cool! But I can only imagine how much time I'd spend on it once I got started... just what I need is one more thing to do on the computer. ;) Then again, maybe it'll save me time in the long run, when I don't have to dig and search for something I've seen before? Yeah, that's my excuse! I'm very pinterested! Here I go! ;)

Chris said... #

Thanks for sharing. This has so many implications for educational use at work as well as in my quilting world.

Needled Mom said... #

Sounds pinteresting!!!!

wishes, true and kind said... #

I really enjoy Pinterest, when it's not being glitchy. Just found you and am now following you.

And I just remembered that you gave e that Liebster award, and I had forgotten all about it! Too busy to think straight lately! Thank you so much, though!

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