Showcase, inspire, create with Pinterest
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Joining Pinterest makes a completely different experience. Although the mandatory initiation task to follow others’ boards may have seemed rather awkward at first, it soon became clear, within the first ten minute interaction with the interface, that it’s nothing less than a kickstarter activity to help novices smoothly plunge into this innovative platform.
Browser Pinterest bookmarklet instantly installed and it was a matter of seconds to start pinning my first selections. The search function by topic or user name is quite powerful and inviting others to share your boards and contribute just as easy as following, pinning, adding and adjusting your visibility levels. It’s even just as easy as starting a community.
It’s much more than collecting pictures. In the hands of an information or education specialist, it can take new dimensions and become an invaluable and irreplaceable tool. I don’t know where to start from, enumerating Pinterest’s potential use for educational purposes: promoting reading, enhancing young learners’ research skills, empowering interaction and cooperation, showcasing library news, acquisitions, events being just a few of the dozens of advantages it has brought to the Web 2.0 user community.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try this innovative solution!!