22 March 2012

Pinterest? Have You Joined Yet? Please Do Tell Us About How Genealogists Might Benefit!

After seeing references to “Pinterest” on Facebook and elsewhere, I just had to figure out what all the “buzz” was about.

I learned more about just searching around the internet and by reading James Tanner’s post “Pinterest – Upcoming Social Networking Site” where he says ...

“Pinterest is one of the fastest growing websites on the Internet. Initially adopted by a predominantly younger female market, Pinterest has now attracted a substantial special interest following, including a growing number of genealogists. As the name suggests, it is a way to pin pictures you find on the Internet to a virtual board on your page.”

And, here’s a fun article by a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict, “Pinning: These are a few of my favorite things” and one titled “Pinterest – Oh No, Another Addictive Distraction!” on Olive Tree Genealogy.

Are you on Pinterest?  Have you used it for genealogy? 

Share your thoughts on what you like about it, what’s fun about it,  what can be frustrating, should we ask to be invited, or any other thoughts you want to share with your virtual genealogy buddies!  

Editor's Note: I've not yet "requested an invite"  If you have what you consider a great example of a genealogical use of Pinterest and you'd like to share that with me, please do so and it might motivate me to get invited and actually see what it's all about.  After reading how addicting it is, I am trying to control myself and not get started.  Though, all's it took was one good excuse to get on FB, Google+, Linkpendium, etc

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