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How Social Networking Has Changed Society

How Social Networking Has Changed Society | What is Pinterest? | Scoop.it

Whatever happens, you can't dismiss tools like Twitter or Facebook too easily. Remember back in the day when we worked from 9-5, nights and weekends were reserved for friends and family, and never the twain shall meet?

 

Now that an estimated 23% of American workers telecommute, many use online social networks as a way to stay connected to co-workers and colleagues. Those who are chained to a company desk often use (or sneak onto) Twitter or Facebook to stay in touch with friends outside of work.

 

DaniWeb's Ron Miller notes that the lines between work and home life are quickly becoming blurred and social networks had better be prepared to keep up. He makes a number of compelling points in his article, but this is what really stood out for me.

 

It's possible that these social networking tools are just the beginning of something, that they could lead to ways of finding and interacting with one another we never imagined, but whatever happens, you can't dismiss these tools easily. They are taking us somewhere exciting, but we have to work out how we deal with the fading boundaries these tools have left in their wake and that means rewriting our social rules as we go along.

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The Ultimate Pinterest Guide - Learn Everything About How Pinterest Works

The Ultimate Pinterest Guide - Learn Everything About How Pinterest Works | What is Pinterest? | Scoop.it
Pinterest is the the fastest growing social network on the web. Learn how this rising social network works and how it can be beneficial for both individuals and brands. 

 

Pinterest is a social bookmarking tool used to “pin” images found around the Web into categorized collections, or boards. Think of it like an interactive, shareable scrapbook. Like any good social network, you can follow other users, share their content, make comments, and tag users. Similar to a Twitter stream, you get real-time updates of what the people you follow are pinning. You can also easily share your pins on Facebook and Twitter.

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Pinterest growth curve levels off - USA TODAY

Pinterest growth curve levels off - USA TODAY | What is Pinterest? | Scoop.it
USA TODAYPinterest growth curve levels offUSA TODAYBy Jon Swartz, USA TODAY Pinterest is a virtual pin board. Users showcase their interests in everything from food to sports and more. Pinterest is a virtual pin board.
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Cartoon: Pinterest for Dummies

Cartoon: Pinterest for Dummies | What is Pinterest? | Scoop.it
Why Would a Financial Services Firm Want to Use Pinterest? Cartoon: That's Your Strategy? Pin Me Up, Pornterest · Four Potential Crashers of the Social Media Party · Tweet. Posted in. Cartoons. and tagged with.
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Interest in Pinterest Reaches a Fever Pitch [INFOGRAPHIC]

Interest in Pinterest Reaches a Fever Pitch [INFOGRAPHIC] | What is Pinterest? | Scoop.it
Could Pinterest be the silver bullet for retailers on social media? This infographic explains why Pinterest users are such good consumers.
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56 Ways to Market Your Business on Pinterest | Copyblogger

56 Ways to Market Your Business on Pinterest | Copyblogger | What is Pinterest? | Scoop.it
Don't let all the hearts and flowers floating around on Pinterest fool you. Behind all that beauty, Pinterest is fast becoming a heavy hitting marketing tool.

 

In case you’ve been living in a mountain cave in Bhutan for the past couple of months, Pinterest is a relatively new social networking site that allows users to create online image collages, then quickly and easily share those collages — called “pinboards” — with other Pinterest users.

 

Once you’ve got a Pinterest account, you can create online collages (“boards”) for different topics you’re interested in, and then add images and videos to your boards by “pinning” them (the equivalent of using glue sticks on old-school vision boards, but faster, slicker, and considerably cooler.)

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How Pinterest Is Becoming the Next Big Thing in Social Media for Business

How Pinterest Is Becoming the Next Big Thing in Social Media for Business | What is Pinterest? | Scoop.it

The online 'pinboard' is driving serious traffic and proving to be a powerful online marketing tool for some companies. Pinterest, an online bulletin board for your favorite images, launched in 2010 and is already experiencing wild growth.

 

Perhaps the most powerful business application is the ability to post images of your company's products on your Pinterest board and link them back to your website. It works as a sort of virtual store catalog.

 

But remember that this is social media. If you simply display images of your products without contributing other content or sharing other users' pins, you'll likely find that people don't pay much attention. After all, no one likes a self-absorbed blowhard.

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TechCrunch | Pinterest Rolls Out Vimeo Integration For More Video Pinning Pleasure

Pinterest is increasingly not just for photos anymore. The company today announced that users can now pin Vimeo videos on the virtual pinboard site.

 

I am excited to use videos on my Pinterest!..........Susan Ordona

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TMZ is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Why You Should Be on Pinterest | The Tech Update

Why You Should Be on Pinterest | The Tech Update | What is Pinterest? | Scoop.it
Pinterest is an online social media site where users create a board of their favorite media. According to Jennifer Forker, from The Seattle ... How much does Pinterest surpass the other social media heavyweights?

 

I love this article! I'd been using Pinterest for a while now and I'm now addicted to it!

Just the way this platform is designed to work, it attracts people who are visual(and most of us are visual!) and visually share, explore new interests, curate other people's "pins" or images or videos. With all these sharing, the possibilities are endless regarding leads and connectivities........Susan Ordona

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