Pinterest may be the hottest new social networking site in 2012. Weekly visits are now over 11 million–40 times what they were 6 months ago.
Pinterest is a visual pin board where you can collect images you find on the web and arrange them in categories with links back to the original site. It’s like a binder or folder to store everything you clip from magazines and newspapers, but you “pin” them to an electronic board where you can organize and find them later. You can also share them with others.
You can create as many boards as you want, based on your interests. Here is a snippet of my “religion” board with images and quotes that I like.
In addition to having a collection of all the great images you like, you have the added advantage of seeing what your friends have been clipping and saving. And when you look at the boards of your friends, you get a visual insight into their personal creative side.
You can pin anything you like–ideas for meals, crafts, styles to try, gifts to give, fashion ideas, activities to do with the kids, places you’d like to visit, scrapbooking ideas, teaching handouts, home design ideas, projects to improve your home, wedding ideas, products you’d like to try, inspiration for projects at work, fun stuff, infographics, charts with helpful information, books to read, pictures from an event, pictures of your friends, cars you like, movies to see, or photos of your favorite temples.
Have you tried Pinterest? What is your favorite way to use it?
See a list of pages on Pinterest provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
See my Pinterest boards to see if they give you any ideas.
Oh Larry, I have no idea how to do this, I am only commenting because it is you. My brain is slowly trying to get in gear with all this stuff…you are amazing. I do, in fact, really like the temple pictures you chose and well, Sister Hinckley is always a welcome site! Maybe sometime I will get brave and give pinterest a try–ha!
I Hv been waiting for three weeks on a response to my “invite” to join pintrest. Very disappointed. I keep typing my email address and they keep saying please be patient.REALLY! !!!!!!! ABOUT TO BE OVER IT
I want to join pintrest!
I wanna join!
I’m surprised Pinterest doesn’t have a category for religion, since it’s popular. Hope you write a roundup of LDS profiles like yourldsradio, mormon mommy blogs, etc. There’s a pin I made that says we’re praying for a religion category. I hope they keep obscene content off.
Utah is one of the leaders in participants.