Thursday, February 23, 2012
Thing 52: My interest in Pinterest
I first heard about Pinterest before Christmas and wanted to sign up. Thing 52 was the deciding factor to just do it! I enjoyed setting up my boards. Browsing and pinning can swallow up an entire evening in the blink of an eye. Lesson one: set a time limit. Pinterest can be addictive! I was surprised how quickly my first posts were "liked" and commented on. I question if there is a group pinners that target new members to get them engaged and active in the process. I wasn't impressed with their recommendations of people to follow. I unfollowed all of them. I much prefer to follow people I know that share the same interests. I'm more likely to try something new if it has been recommended by a friend. Pinterest for libraries is a great idea. It's a way to reach another audience with services, events & books important to the community. Besides it's FUN!! I've been following the recent articles about Pinterest, tracking and copyright concerns. It will be interesting to watch the evolution of this form of social networking. Well I'm definitely stuck on Pinterest. Just search for me...I'm the mostly white calico cat.