Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pinterest - Starting out

Hey Bloggerettes,

I am going to do a weekly post about the ever popular "Pinterest".

Consider this your invitation to learn about it, learn more about it and master it!

My byline pseudonym will be "Princess Pinterest".

PINTEREST is a picture based  social network (a website used for sharing and communicating between the people who use it) similar to Facebook.  When you find something on the internet that you would like to refer back to, you "pin it" to your "pinboard" which is like an old fashioned corkboard that is on your computer.

Pinterest started in 2008 by a small Silicone Valley company called Cold Brew Labs as a "social cataloging" site.  By August 2011 it was named one of the 50 best websites by Time Magazine.

Pinterest is in a beta testing phase meaning it is still being tested by participants/users to find minor defects so they can address them.  Because of this public testing, membership is by invitation only.  As of January 2012, there were 11.7 million users (mostly women).

Membership is free at this stage.  To join this social network you are required to request an invitation  from Pinterest through their website:       www.pinterest.com    (click on the red button)

You will need a Facebook/Twitter account to log in to Pinterest once your request to join is accepted so get that set up while you are waiting.  You are cautioned to limit the amount of personal information that you submit when opening your Facebook account.

If you don't have a Facebook account, you can sign up for one in a few easy steps. To sign up for a brand new account, enter your name, birthday, gender, and email address into the form on www.facebook.com. Then pick a password.
After you complete the sign up form, they will send an email to the address you provided. Just click the confirmation link to complete the sign up process.
Stay tuned for more info......

Princess Pinterest

I am updating the June calendar tonight so check it out. 

The Kid's Camp, doing the wooden letters, is fast approaching.  Don't dealy - sign up your kids, grandchildren, nieces, nephews or other relatives between the ages of 8-14.  I need to pre-order the words they want to do so please get them registered :)

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