Pinterest is managed by Cold Brew Labs. It was founded by en Silbermann, Paul Sciarra and Evan Sharp. In association with a group of small entrepreneurs and investors.
Pinterest is a free website that requires registration to use. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images—known as pins—and other media content (e.g., videos) through collections known as pinboards. Pinterest acts as a personalized media platform. Users can browse the content of others in their feed. Users can then save individual pins to one of their own boards using the “Pin It” button, with Pinboards typically organized by a central topic or theme. Users can personalize their experience with Pinterest.com by pinning items, creating boards, and interacting with other members. The end result is that the “pin feed” of each user displays unique, personalized results.
How to use pinterest
With www.pinterest.com, users can upload their pictures,save & manage it using the tool call pin-boared.
How to Signup on Pinterest:
When you do sign up, you’ll have the option to link either your Facebook or Twitter account with your Pinterest account. Why should you consider connecting? It’ll make it easier for you to find your friends, family members, and favorite blogs and brands to follow on Pinterest. If you prefer to start with just your e-mail address, you can always connect your social accounts later.
How to create your profile:
When you create your account, think about the other social accounts you have. Try to stick with a consistent username if you already have a Twitter or Instagram account. That will make it easier for anyone who follows you to find you via searching on Pinterest. It also helps to use the same profile photo—that way people know it’s you.
How to pin
- Install the pin it button:
The easiest way to add content from any site is to add the “Pin It” button to your web browser. Visit the “Goodies” page on Pinterest to learn how to install it. You can also add pins via the Pin It button on your favorite sites. It will usually be close to the Facebook and Twitter share buttons.
- Add a pin:
To add a pin to one of your boards, click on either the “Pin It” button in your bookmark bar or on the website you’re reading. A screen will pop up asking you to select the image you want to pin (if there’s more than one photo on the page), after selecting the image you’ll get another window to create the pin. You’ll do two things in this window—choose which board to add the pin to and write a description of the image you’re pinning. Select the board using the drop down menu in the window. If you want to add your pin to a new board, you can create one directly from the drop down menu as well.
- Create a new board
To create a new board on your account, click the “Add +” button in the upper right-hand corner of your main Pinterest page. Select the option to Create a Board (more on the other two options on the next page). Give your board a descriptive name so your followers know what types of pins they’ll find on it.