01 Aug A Peek Into Pinterest
In a day and age where terms like “Re-Tweet” and “Status Update” and “Filter” are thrown about like candy at a parade, it’s no wonder the Baby Boomers and elder generations want to run for the hills when thinking about social networking sites. The vast possibilities of connection are humbling; the learning curve is daunting; the terminology is intimidating. Add in uncertainty about privacy issues, and there are fewer grandparents engaging with family, friends, and networks online.
While most sites are based around a cyber conversation or sharing thesis, one site stands apart for it’s unique demographic and manifestation into our tactile lives. Pinterest.
What is it exactly?
Pinterest is a virtual ‘pinboard’ if you will, a website that allows users to create and manage image based collections. Each ‘pin’ is linked back to it’s home site, whether it’s instructions for a recipe, details for a Do-It-Yourself Project, or a retail site with the exact price.
What’s the big deal?
Besides having an organized board of delicious desserts? Or physical exercises? Or beautiful photographs?
Pinterest is an online portal that starts with an INTEREST, encourages INTERACTION, and ultimately has the possibility of PHYSICAL ACTION
Some family members are bed-ridden; some have specific food allergies; some are bored and need DIY whimsical crafts. ACCFamily wants to recommend checking out Pinterest as an avenue for some engaging projects! Start with our boards and happy pinning!