Do you Pinterest?

Pinterest–currently the 3rd largest and fastest growing social media site.

I read a great description of Pinterest on The Daily Retort:

It’s kind of like a living mashed up visual montage of Better Homes & Gardens, Food & Wine, Parenting, Style and People magazines blended with the Oscars red carpet plus a dash of baby shower with a healthy dose of Silpada jewelry all drizzled in chocolate.

This description is fairly accurate, although her forgot  to include “bridal show”.

I enjoy Pinterest.  It is fun to see all the interesting things my friends have gathered from the web.  I re-pin many of their findings.  Personally I use Pinterest as a scrap book or bulletin board where I pin things I want to be able to find later.  Things like recipes, vacation ideas, interesting sayings, and yes, wedding ideas for my future daughter-in-law.

Lately I’ve been reading a lot about how businesses can use Pinterest to market their goods and services, and I’m sure marketing and advertising will begin to seep into Pinterest as it has into every other aspect of our lives.  But for me, I enjoy it as a tool to catalog my likes and interests.  I have no goals of getting hundreds of followers, as a matter of fact to me it is more of a personal collection for me and my real-life friends to share.

How do you use Pinterest?  Do you want it to become yet another means of advertising?



About Grace

I am a media maven with over 25 years experience planning and buying media for local, regional and national advertisers. As a student of communication and social interaction, I am facinated by this new means of dialogue -- social media. I believe the only way to understand social media and its implications for business and society is to dive right in and use it! As such, I have immersed myself in blogging, facebook, twitter and other social platforms. I am hooked!
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  6. Grace says:

    Doreen, I am a bit of a chocoholic and I enjoy perusing your boards, yummmmmm!

  7. I absolutely LOVE Pinterest!

    I joined just a couple of weeks ago, so am very new to it, but have quickly found my way navigating around others’ boards and establishing my own. I now have 16 boards. Most of them have to do with chocolate and travel (I’m writing a book about chocolate travel) but I also have boards about my writing, thongs that interest me, and the place where I live.

    You can find me on Pinterest at

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