Yup, that’s right, another new social network… And this one’s called Pinterest.
I’m not going to get into all the nuts and bolts because, well, I honestly don’t think you come to this site for nuts and bolts. We’re users trying to make a difference.
If you really need the nuts and bolts of Pinterest read this Guide to Pinterest. That will give you an overview of the newest and hottest social network on the Inter-web.
However, by now I’m sure most of you know that I’m not a fad chaser when it comes to social media. I could attract a lot traffic to this site if all I published were articles with the hottest new social media buzz words smattered all over them regurgitated with the same tired content you could find on a hundred other blogs.
For better or worse that’s not my shtick and I get the impression it’s not your’s either. So let’s get to it.
Pinterest is a visual social network. What the hell does that mean? When I say visual, I mean everything is based on pictures and short explanations of those pictures. It’s a place to store your favorite images on the Internet and share them with your friends.
But the cool thing about Pinterest or at least what has attracted me is that the pictures can be easily grouped and shared and all of them link back to the website that they were “Pinned” from.
Social Media Repository
See for a while now I’ve been looking for a place that I could store my favorite articles on blogging, content marketing, social media, writing, SEO, social tracking and the other robust topics that will allow me to be a better online marketer of my businesses (Insurance and Professional Speaking).
I’ve tried Digg and StumbleUpon and Delicious but none of those satisfied me. They didn’t make it easy for me to group the content nor was it easily package-able to share with you…
The whole deal here is these articles are a resource me and what I do there is no reason that they shouldn’t be a resource for you as well.
The Content Creation Curation
After reviewing Pinterest and playing around a bit I think the service will be a good fit.
What I’ve been waiting to create is a completely free service called the Content Creation Curation – A visual representation of the week that was in social media blog articles.
Basically I read a lot of articles that pertain to Online Marketing. A lot…
And there is no reason that I shouldn’t be able to pull out the articles that I think you’ll find useful and share them with you. I do this to a certain extent with Twitter and Facebook but I’m sure it gets annoying to have myself and others stuffing your feed with articles. The mass of articles becomes cumbersome to sift through.
I want there to be a place where you can go at your leisure to review the most interesting and most useful blog articles from the week past… I want that place to be The Content Creation Curation (or C^3 as I’ve coined it).
Here is the link to Week 2 of C^3
I think this type of social network, a network with such a visual component, can have powerful business purposes.
Your Thoughts: What do you think of Pinterest? Are you using it now and if so what for? Personal? Business? How do you see Pinterest integrating with your business?
I am Ryan Hanley