Everyone loves the new visual bookmarking site Pinterest which grew by a staggering 400% in 2012 to nearly 40 million users. But how can you take advantage of the insane virality of this social network?
Excerpted from this long and useful article by ProBlogger about Pinterest: "I believe that blogs in any niche, not just DIY crafty blogs, are missing out on huge amounts of traffic and exposure if they are ignoring Pinterest. If you want to see your blog grow in leaps and bounds in 2013, you’ve got to pay attention to Pinterest.
I want to make sure that you fully understand the power of Pinterest, I’m going to start with the very basics before digging into the good stuff that will get you the blog success you’re looking for. At least read through the basics and info about using Pinterest accounts so that you have a better understanding of what’s going on and how to apply that to your blog.
Here’s what I’m going to cover: - What is Pinterest? - Why care about Pinterest? - Basics of using Pinterest. - Strategies for using your Pinterest account. - Get your pins maximum exposure. - Get more traffic to your blog using Pinterest. - Pinterest tools for bloggers."
It is always interesting to find out that more and more of our younger students are becoming involved with the Internet and Social Media.
Due to their developmental age, most students have some kind of difficulty with self-management throughout childhood. But, this is to be expected with children. They simply lack the maturity, brain development, and personal experience to understand how to manage themselves in every situation in real life, let alone online.
Teachers who resist using social media in the classroom are stripping their students of an essential component of their future success. Avoiding – or worse, banning – social media platforms for students prohibits them from being successful professionals in fields like accounting, chemistry, the arts and more.