I initially clicked on someone's "Pinterest" link in Facebook because I (silly, silly theatre person) thought it might have something to do with Pinter, as in, Harold Pinter, well-known (and recently deceased) British playwright famous (infamous?) for writing in long pauses.
NOPE. Didn't have anything to do with Pinter, but in fact is yet ANOTHER new social networking site that has to do with PINNING. This sort of made me cringe. ANOTHER ONE? Shit. And because I'm in PR, I have to keep up with the kids, so I can't exactly ignore it. SHIT.
So, I asked for an invite. Not sure what that whole thing is about...are they trying to make it feel exclusive? I dunno. They sent me an email saying I was on the waiting list, then a couple hours later, I got an invite, and I joined. I haven't entirely figured out what it's about yet, but so far, I'm thinking it might actually be a useful site for an artist, especially a visual one, but helpful for theatre projects as well. Basically, all you do is put a "Pin It" button on your bookmarks bar and any cool picture or page you find anywhere online, you can pin, and it will put it in a specific bulletin board you can categorize. I have these categories so far: Foood!, Horror, Books Worth Reading, Mythology & Folklore, Spaces and Places, Typography and I am Dead of Cute. Predictably, I've put more pins on Fooood! and Books Worth Reading, so far. Also, haven't had much time to think about it, truthfully - this has been one HELL of a week - both HELL (tech) week and just a HELL week.
But I can see it being useful for a collage artist such as myself, and one who likes to compile image bases for projects. Not sure it will work for PR purposes, but I guess time will tell. We shall see what we shall see...I will try to continue to keep up with the kids and figure it out. I'm still working on Twitter, have definitely gotten comfortable with Facebook and blogging (HA!), but Google + still hasn't taken off for me.
Day to day thoughts, rants and mental detritus.