Tech Tips: What Is Pinterest?

What is Pinterest? It's designed to be a vast, virtual cork board where you can save things for later!
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Written by Staff Writer • Posted on Aug 12, 2014

What's the big deal about Pinterest? Watch the video and see for yourself.

Have you ever wondered: What’s the big deal about Pinterest? Why do I need it? What can it do for me?

You can access Pinterest using the web broswer on your computer. You can also visit Pinterest on your smartphone or tablet.

Our family has a corkboard on the kitchen wall by the phone. We pin coupons, pictures, and notes to it so that we don’t forget them.

This is the core idea of Pinterest. It’s designed to be a vast, virtual corkboard where you can save things for later. And because Pinterest on the Internet, it can be as big as you want without cluttering up your kitchen.

When you find an article or image you like on the Web, you can "pin" it to one of your boards. You are literally pinning things that interest you.

Pin + Interest = Pinterest.

All you need to sign up for a free Pinterest account is a valid email address.

So, what's the big deal about Pinterest?

1) Keep track of interesting articles, images, and other tidbits online.

2) Use different boards to organize your pins by topic. You can have lots of boards, and even more pins.

3) See what people from all over the world are pinning.

4) Like, re-pin, and comment on other people’s pins.

5) Stay clutter-free! Everything is neat and organized, just as you left it. Nothing for you to clean up!

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