Week Eight Blog Activity – Practical: Write Pinterest Review

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“The Visual Bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas” –
(Pinterest 2015)

Gifts, Animals & Pets, Architecture, Art, Cars & Motorcycles, Celebrations & Events, Celebrities, Design, Education, Film, Music & Books, Food & Drink, Gardening, Geek, Hair & Beauty, Heath & Fitness, History, Hobbies & Craft, Home Décor, Humour, Illustrations & Posters, Kids & Parenting, Men’s fashion, Outdoors, Photography, Products, Quotes, Science & Nature, Sports, Tattoos, Technology, Travel, Weddings, Women’s Fashion

If you’re looking for it, chances are Pinterest has it, or at least has something like it. Pinterest is a social network in which users can search and share items of interest from all over the internet.

The website allows users to “pin” (upload) any picture, article or link to a personalised board, which the user can choose to share or save for personal use. Think of it like so; you see something on the internet – a swish new way to transform those old crappy tights that don’t fit you into a new, sophisticated top. Pinterest allows you to take that link, post it to your virtual clipboard and save it for later or share it amongst friends.

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Figure 2.1 – Boards are customisable: users can choose who they share with, set up different boards to different categories and leave notes on Pins.
Source: Pinterest (2015)

Pinterest is famous and favoured for brides-to-be; featuring thousands of pages of wedding ideas, wedding dresses, reception locations and decorations, all shared by people from across the world in the same position.
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Figure 2.2 – Wedding: D.I.Y weddings, dress designs, floral arrangement and decorations are just a few pins that are featured under the wedding category.
Source: Pinterest (2015)

Gardeners, Arts and Crafters and the D.I.Y type now have a hub of inspiration and ideas, with Pinterest promoting sharing and networking between fellow users.

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Figure 2.3 – Gardening: User adds personalised comment as she shares and re-pins it to her own board.
Source: Pinterest (2015)

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 4.37.05 pmFigure 2.5 – Hobbies & Crafts: There is no limit on what you can expect to find searching through Pinterest.
Source: Pinterest (2015)

Pinterest is useful for condensing ideas from trillions of pages of internet into 35 easy to navigate categories. Whether you are a avid gardener looking for gardening tips, a bride-to-be needing inspiration, a keen art and crafter or a D.I.Y handyman or handywoman, all of your ideas, inspiration channels and people just like yourself are now at the drop of a pin.


Reference:

Pinterest 2015, online, viewed on 15 September 2015, https://www.pinterest.com/

Pinterest Logo 2015, digital image, Pinterest, viewed on 15 September 2015,   https://www.google.com.au/search?q=pinterest&espv=2&biw=1446&bih=737&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIl9Gx-Kr4xwIVgpGOCh1SMwkd&dpr=1.8#imgrc=OqPRMLCENB5uCM%3A


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Week Eight Blog Activity – Practical: Write Pinterest Review