What Pinterests You?
March 02, 2012
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. Well, the creators of Pinterest seem to have found a social activity that can appeal to experts and neophytes all.
In basic terms, Pinterest is a linking site that is little like Facebook, but without all the folks from high school you never wanted to friend in the first place. It seems to be the biggest thing going in social networking right now – mainly because it’s more addictive than a late night game of Tetris –so if you haven’t seen any news stories discussing this rapidly growing site, you likely will soon.
Want to find new ways to live green by making your own dish soap, laundry soap, or drain cleaner? There’s a link for it. Perhaps you’re trying to get organized, paint your bathroom, or decorate your home from the recycling bin? There’s a link for it.
Maybe, you’ve finally embraced your long suppressed ukulele fixation and want to discover your inner Tiny Tim? There’s even a link for that too.
My two personal favorite Pinterest categories are the "DIY" and "Kids Crafts" links. You can never have too many ideas on how to entertain the kiddos, and since more people join the site every day, more and more ideas get linked to my page. It’s the veritable gift that keeps on giving.
If I can do this, anyone can. So why not become a member, follow a few friends, and starting pinning what interests you? If you’re more traditional and prefer the original "Pinterest" better known as books, you can check out these fine titles at your local MCPL branch:
P.S. I Made This: I See It. I like It. I Make It by Erica Domesek
The Toddler’s Busy Book by Trish Kuffner
Tiny Tim and Mr. Plym: Life As We Knew It by Vivien Kooper
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