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Pinterest is a web and mobile application company that offers a visual discovery, collection, sharing, and storage tool. Users create and share the collections of visual bookmarks (boards). Boards are created through a user selecting an item, page, website, etc. and pinning it to an existing or newly created board. Users save and share pins from multiple resources onto boards based on a plethora of criteria, e.g., similar characteristics, a theme, birthday parties, planning a vacation, writing a book, interior decorating, holidays. Boards can develop projects, organize events, or save pictures and data together. This group had a really fun sociapinterest-accountl media outlet even though I must admit I was never interested in Pinterest I am now!

I love that it’s so visual and free! you can bookmark anything like projects, adventure, dishes pretty much any idea that seems interesting. This video is a bit long but it was helpful to me because like I said I didn’t know the first thing about using this medium.

The Wall street Journal took advantage of this social media outlet and used it as marketing by ‘live pinning’ fashion week. So it’s followers could keep up constantly and of course pin it to their boards. Another way other businesses can use Pinterest is by giving life to old content! revamp up some old post and do it different. reinventing will keep your followers coming back.

Try to avoid nudity, bad posts, things that have no content value! Pinterest is of course visual so keeping it nice and neat but also posting creative things will keep people coming back, I really enjoyed this presentation, I gotta go create my own!


Facebook is an online social network service, that was founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg and his Harvard University roommate Eduardo Saverin. It was origin131204130551-facebook-password-620xaally made for Ivy-leauge student to connect but then later turned into the 21st largest social network. I liked their animated video they added it was nice to see it animated.

I like what Nina said about being a great platform for businesses, because you can rearrange the profile to appear neater and more organized that way if someone posts something that’s not necessarily good you can place it at the bottom of your comments and really good comments at the top. This differs from the regular or more popular version where the layout is more personal. The follow feature is good because you can still follow a person that has denied your friend request, if their profile is public. This way you don’t have to commit to being friends you can just have followers.

I really like that Rebecca mentioned being transparent especially for journalist because it’s important for your friends/followers have easy access to your profile and your content. This leads me into what I want to talk about next which Rebecca mentions too and that is keep it professional! Make sure the content is reputable and you have the proper attributes. This will make your community trust you and allows for interactivity. But it’s important to know your audience, you won’t have many followers if what you’re saying isn’t relevant to what they want to hear.

Most importantly be organic, the most successful posts are the ones that are unique and show your post through unpaid distribution.