A few years from now, we will be able look back and will be able to say with quite certainty that these were the years when social media platforms really bloomed. Though we can’t say that what new services or ideas will make it in the coming years but we can surely say one thing: the social media platforms of today – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest etc. – will still be very popular in the time to come.
While everyone is aware of major platforms like Facebook and Twitter, few (compared to the two mentioned here, as a few million users can’t really be considered “few”) are aware of Pinterest. However, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t any good; in fact it is one of the most unique ideas that have been able to surface in the previous few years.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest describes itself as “The visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas”. What that means is that it is like a virtual, interactive pinboard that can be used to “pin” on the things that you like. Describing it as an online scrapbook isn’t wrong either.
Pinterest works the same way that a real life pinboard would work. It allows you to pin the things on it that you find interesting. If you are surfing the web and you find something interesting, you can pin it. If you want to upload your own images then there is an option for that too. The third option to create a Pinterest board is by repinning the images present on someone else’s board.
What makes Pinterest so interesting is that almost pin anything can be pinned on it. It can be pictures and even videos. And as theses pins link back to their source so they can be visited at any time you like. Pinterest has also become very popular among people who want to share their ideas or their “how to” videos with other people having the same interest.
While there can be many way to use Pinterest – like sharing ideas with others – we have mentioned a few of the most creative ways that Pinterest can be used. If you are interested, then just take a look.
Using Pinterest as a website
Creating a universal wishlist
Pinterest can also be used for creating a universal wishlist. Everything that you want to get, just pin it on a board. That way you will not only get the motivation to work for them but your friends and family will also know what to get you on your next occasion.