Do your friends keep telling you they are "pinning" new travel hot spots or craft ideas? Or maybe they found a great new recipe on someone’s "Yummy in My Tummy" board? Confused already? Well look no further, Her Campus Mizzou
has the best instructions on how to get familiar with the increasingly popular website Pinterest
. It’s a virtual bulletin board where you can "pin" all your favorite foods, wedding ideas, photographs or some fun DIY projects - and those are just a few of the categories! Pinterest is a great way to organize and share the things you love with your favorite friends and family members. “Pinterest helps me organize all of the amazing, inspirational photos that I find online and don’t want to forget,” sophomore Raquel Mendez says. “It is also very helpful, as a magazine design student, to store magazine covers and features. I can organize my fashion and travel photography in a great little site instead of it taking up space on my desktop.” Let’s take a peek at how you can use it!
Step One: Where Do I Begin?
It might be a good idea to know where to start, right? This site is a bit different than most web sites. To have access to all of the features besides browsing, you must receive an invite. Visit the home page and click the red link at the top that says "Request an Invite." All you have to do is enter your email address and wait a few days for an invite to pop up in your inbox. But there’s an easier and faster way to sign up. If you know a friend who already has a Pinterest, go ahead and give them your email. Then they can send you an invite. Feel free to get a glimpse of what the site is about before signing up.