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PINTEREST PCNA: Signing Up & Using Pinterest
WELCOME Hello In this tutorial we are going to cover signing up for a Pinterest account & discuss how to use it. We find that many have heard of Pinterest- but dont know what it actually is. In short, Pinterest is: A pinboard-style photo-sharing website / smartphone app that lets users who have signed up create & manage collections of images based on theme- such as events, interests, and hobbies. Other users can browse these collections (called boards) for images and re-pin them to one of their own boards if they desire. Now then, if youre intrigued – lets continue.
SIGNUP! You can browse other peoples pins (more on that later), without need for signup. However, in order to create your own pinboard(s) of things we need to create an account. Head over to (or download the Android/iOS app).www.pinterest.com You can signup for an account by using your existing Facebook account, or with an existing . I am going to signup using my .
FILLING OUT THE FORM Just your typical signup form- enter your details, and click SIGNUP Note that leaving this box checked will allow Pinterest to track/follow the website you visit on the web.
THE TOUR Pinterest will then give you a little handy rundown of how the service works. Keep clicking next to advance through each step of Pinterests tour. TIP Pinterest gives you a run over in the tutorial of what Pins are essentially: Pins are like little visual bookmarks Pins come from other websites/users & yourself You can pin things like: recipes, travel ideas, the perfect glassesyou can even pin other people's pins!
NAVIGATING You should now of arrived at the home screen of Pinterest after completing the tour. Click here to browse a specific category of pins. Search for an pin (item, subject, recipe, etc.), or person here Click on your Name to view Your Pins, Boards, Likes, Or find your friends to follow. Once you have pinned things they will show up on this homepage.
LETS FIND SOME PINS Lets have a look at how to get started with pins Type a search for something that interests you in the search bar. From this screen, you can browse pins that others have posted using your search term, you can also look at others boards (collections of pins)- and follow one that you see & like. Once you see something you like, you can Pin It to your own pinboard.
YOUR FIRST PIN When you try to pin something for the first time, you will have to create board of sorts, where you want to keep it. You can create more and more boards to keep your interests separate. For example, this pin I am going to put in a board called Web Design Inspiration, and I will continue to add web design pins that inspire me to it. That said, I am not going to put all my favorite –for example- recipes in this Web Design Inspiration board, rather I would create a separate Fav Recipes board for those pins.
FOLLOW BOARDS Along with following your friends or other users on Pinterest, you can also follow specific boards that people have created. Just Click the Boards tab in your search results I am now shown all of the boards that have Web Design in their title If I follow a board, every time the owner of it adds a pin to it, it will show up on my Pinterest feed.
FOLLOW USERS If you see pins from someone that continually interest you, you might want to follow their whole account, to do so just click on their name, then click the Follow All button. The difference between this and just following one of their boards is that all of the pins they post in all of their boards will show on your feed. You can also search for someone by using the search bar and then clicking on the Pinners tab on the search results page. You can also add your friends from Facebook or Twitter by clicking on your name in the upper right menu, and then clicking Find Friends
ADD YOUR OWN Dont forget that you can also add your own pins to Pinterest. You can upload something from your computer, pin a website, or quickly create a new pin board from the + menu at the top of the screen beside your name.
PIN AWAY That concludes this tutorial. Hopefully you know have a good understanding of how to: o Signup o Navigate Pinterest o How to pin o How to follow boards & other members o How to find your friends from Facebook and Twitter o Where to go to upload your own pins Happy pinning! Jaiden Leach THANKS! || PCNA 2013