Friday, January 21, 2011

Pinterest

So there's this little place in a corner of the internet called Pinterest, and I've been hanging out there lately. A bunch of cool people that like pretty things post photos so that other cool people that like pretty things can see them too. And I watch them do this and sometimes add a few photos of my own. See?



The creators explain it better:

What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a social catalog service. Think of it as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can post collections of things you love, and "follow" collections created by people with great taste.

How do I add a pin? You can upload a file using the Add a Pin button in the menu bar. We recommend installing the pinterest bookmarklet (in the yellow bar above). It's a special button that lets you pin images from any website.

What is 'repinning'? Repinning re-posting a pin to your own collection. When you repin we credit the person who first pinned the item. We let you see all the different collections a pin is part of.

I like that you don't have to stick with any pre-determined categories and can use the site as it works for you. I also like that the people that originally post a photo are credited. This way you can remember where you saw something and you can also find people that like the sort of things you're into.

Does Pinterest sound like something you'd be interested in? Or are there other awesome sites I should be checking out? And what's the prettiest thing on the internet that I should be sharing with the other members of Pinterest?

1 comment:

Michemily said...

It's an artsier version of Tumblr.