Do you find that you spend a lot of your time cruising on Twitter or Facebook and can’t wait for that next update from your best friend? Or maybe, you find that social networking in general is too intimidating, and you avoid it at all costs.
I admit it, I’m addicted to Pinterest. It is a website where you can save images (called pinning) and information from other websites in folders. You have to create an account with a username and password. A coworker "invited" me to join, and so I started an account to save card-making ideas into folders. If you haven't received an invitation to join, you can go to their website and request an invite.
The Midwest Genealogy Center has joined the Pinterest community. We are very excited about this new opportunity to share all the wonderful resources MGC has to offer. Pinterest’s main attraction is the ability to share photos and websites through "pinning" and allow others to share or "repin" your information; think online scrapbooking. Users create boards to hold their pins, and followers can repin whole boards, as well.
When the weather is cold and snowy in January and other winter months, it is so very tempting to stay at home, drink hot chocolate, and genealogy-surf on your home computer. There are many sites you can go to again and again since new data is added frequently these days.
A long time ago, I inherited a bunch of antiques from my grandmother that I never quite knew what to do with. Some of these items were pretty interesting, some were kind of junky, and most were handmade ceramics bearing her name on the bottom. Since I had no real interest in them at the time, and no way to display them that would fit with my own taste in home décor, they remained boxed up and in the basement for years.