What things peak your interest? Sports? What about fashion? Maybe it’s cooking up a delicious recipe? Whatever it is, one social network is making it possible for people to share their interests, while also drawing from the interests of others.
Pinterest is all the rage for many with interests in areas such as crafting, DIY projects, decorating, designing and cooking. Serving as a virtual pin board, Pinterest allows users to find and share images by “pinning” photos of inspiration to personalized Pinterest boards. Your customizable boards can focus on whatever you choose. Planning a wedding? Create a wedding board and pin up-do photos, gorgeous bouquets and delectable cakes to that board. Getting tired of the same-old recipes for dinner night after night? Create a cooking board and pin recipes and photos of fabulous food creations to your board.
And, what makes Pinterest even better? Other than being named by Time as one of the five best social media sites of 2011, the creator of this site, Ben Silbermann, is an Iowa boy, having grown up right here in Des Moines. Check out this recent Des Moines Register article about Ben and the rise of Pinterest by clicking here.
Many of us here at AKC have become quite enamored with Pinterest. After all, being the right-brained creative thinkers we are, having a place to house the creativity all around us on a daily basis is something we view as tremendous! Below, is a screen shot of AKC PR Account Director, Jamie’s, Pinterest boards.
Take a look at the below slideshow of items created by AKC associates, from ideas found on Pinterest. Can you tell we are having fun with it?