I’m sure you’ve heard of it by now, but maybe you’re not exactly sure what it is. If you are looking to channel your creative sense while on assignment, Pinterest is the place to be. The main advice I can give you before you sign-up: it’s ridiculously addicting.
So what’s this pinning thing about? Pinterest basically acts as a bookmarking tool used to “pin” images found around the web into categorized collections or “boards.” So in a nutshell, an online pin board. From recipes and fashion to DIY projects, Pinterest has it all and inspires everyone to become an everyday Martha Stewart.
I think the question in most people’s mind is: why in the world do we need another social network? Although Pinterest is being categorized as a social network, it’s not exactly the same set-up as facebook or twitter. Pinterest is more about showing off your interests than pictures or updates of you personally. The main focus isn’t a profile, but rather what you pin on your boards.
There might be some incentive in becoming a member if you aren’t already. Travel Nursing Company, Medical Solutions, is hosting a Pinterest Contest with a $250 Amazon Gift Card as the prize. The contest will run June 11th through June 29th, 2012. You can follow them now at www.pinterest.com/medsolutions to stay updated.