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Pinterest 101

Pinterest 101

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is an online pinboard that allows its users to create, share, and categorize different types of images they find on the web. Users can create “boards” to organize images based on specific topics such as such as events, interests, hobbies and more. Users organize these images when browsing the web, or by browsing the boards of other users. When browsing users have the ability to pin and and re-pin things they like.

Pinterest is one of the most easiest social networks to use. The only hard part is learning the network’s lingo.  Here are the main terms you’ll need to know:

Pinterest 101: Vocabulary

  • Pin: A pin is an image that has been saved to Pinterest. As a Pinterest user,  you can pin any image you see online or repin one another user has pinned.
  • Board: A board is a collection of pins. Boards are usually themed and you can have as many different boards as you they like. Some examples include: Movie Posters, Vacation Ideas, Wedding Ideas, Geek Culture, or inspiring quotes.
  • Pinning: This is the the act of saving an image to one of your own boards on Pinterest.
  • Re-pin: This is the act of pinning an image to one of your boards that had been previously pinned by another user on one of their boards.
  • Pin it button: The “Pin it button” is a tool to make it easier for users to pin any image in your browser with the click of a button.
  • Like: Liking on Pinterest is similar to liking something on Facebook. You can find the entire listing of things which you liked below “Likes” on your profile page.
  • Comment: The act of expressing your thoughts on a pin. Comments appear below the image.