Different uses for Pinterest
Pinterest is a new way to create a visual representation of your resume or professional experience. Create boards for your work experience, awards and accomplishments, degrees or classes, a portfolio of your work, and even hobbies and interests.
If you have a Facebook page for your business, you might consider Pinterest, too. Pinterest is currently responsible for more traffic to sites than either Google+ or Facebook, although it also lets you link your board to your business Facebook page or Twitter account.
Artists, musicians, jewellers, fashion, graphic and interior designers use Pinterest to seek inspiration and share new work. With a lot of how- to posts and innovative tips, researching an idea can be an illustrated, virtual brainstorm.
Blogging can be a lot of effort while you’re in transit, but this pinboard format makes it easier, allowing you to pin articles, photos, online pamphlets and hotel or museum websites that you want to visit or have visited. Then, when you return, you can also post your own photos on your board.
Foodies rejoice in the visual documentation of their culinary endeavours. Pinterest is also a handy online location to store recipes for favourite dishes, photos of food preparation and presentation. Don’t browse while hungry, though.
▼Pinterest is a superb visual resource where people share pictures, videos and websites. You can search for pins with a specific theme or subject, for example ‘‘ periodic table’’ or ‘‘ convicts’’, making it an ideal resource for teachers to browse pinned items that link through to original sources, providing inspiration for teaching and lesson plans.