Thursday, February 16, 2012

Do you Pinterest?

This may not come as a surprise to most of you since I am obsessed with anything social media, but this "fab" new social media platform is sky-rocketing in popularity.

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you can organize and share images and videos you discover on the web.  Pinterest is basically a place where you can "pin" web-links in one single place and place them on certain virtual "bulletin boards."   You can "pin" your own images or you can re-pin images/videos that other Pinterest users post!  Think of it as social network of visuals – where you can find images from other people with the same interest or use it to create your own visions.

One I first joined back in June, the site attracted people interested in using it for non-work interests, such as wedding planning, interior/exterior decorating, scrapbooking, entertaining, cooking, fashion and D.I.Y. how-to's.  But now brands, businesses and nonprofit professionals are also using it to curate information related to professional and organizational topics or items in a visually exciting way.

To add to nonprofits who are starting to use Pinterest, my team at Groupon has created a Pinterest account so we can display all of our philanthropic campaigns we have featured since our beginning back in August of 2008.  Take a look here.    Here is a great article on the 11 Must-Follow Nonprofits on Pinterest.

Brands are joining as well.  More and more seem to be popping up every day!  Check out this article about 14 Brands that are on Pinterest.  Do any of these surprise you?  Who would you like to see on Pinterest that isn't yet?

So whether you want to look for the hottest new fashion trends or your thinking about re-decorating your bedroom, Pinterest is the place to put your "ideas" all in one place!   I promise you, you will learn from being on this social media platform and you may even get "addicted."   This platform is revolutionizing the way we use virtual space and organize ideas and interests.  Say good bye to manila folders and email folders, Pinterest is the place.

If you are on Pinterest or when you do join, be sure to follow me!   I love seeing what other people are "pinning" and how they organize their vision boards!

What do you love about this social media platform?? What boards do you have?

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