The New Social Medium

Oh My Golly…. just what we need, a new Social Media Network, like I don’t waste enough time on the internet as it is.  Have you guys seen it yet?  Maybe not because you have to be sent a invite.  It’s called Pinterest.  I first noticed some of my friends postings on Facebook.  They had posted Home Decorating Projects,  that they had created,  from things that they had seen or learned from other Pinterest Pinners.

So finally it was my turn to get my invite to join.  Oh dear…. with one look around I was hooked.  From the description on Wikipedia “On August 16, 2011, Time Magazine listed Pinterest in its “50 Best Websites of 2011″ column”  It goes on to say that “users of Pinterest curate themed image boards, populating them with media found online using the “Pin It” button, or uploaded from their computer. Each such item of media is known as a “pin”, and can be a picture, a video, a discussion. Pins can be grouped into “boards”, which are sets of pins created on a given topic.”

You can create your own “Boards” by using the “Pin It” button no matter where you are on the internet.   To save pictures, places and things.  Crafting ideas, Books you want to read, Places you want to go or have been.  There are some that are even starting to use is as a new marketing tool for their product, book and even photography.  I personally found it a fun idea and have actually found some great Gardening, Home Improvement and Decorating Ideas.  I don’t know if i will ever actually use what I have found and Pinned to my Boards, but it is fun to dream about things.

So here’s to some Happy Pinning for my fellow readers.  I am sure that there are those that will think that this is another way for people to track what you are up to and that it is a time waster, I totally agree that it can be, but so is Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Video Games on and off line and just about anything else that you let consume your life.

On The Road Less Traveled, Oregon Smiles …. with Franny

PS:  Sorry these images didn’t come out to clear.  Still figuring out the properties of adding images to your blogs