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?