I’m back from a week in New Zealand and unsurprisingly the jet lag is wreaking havoc with my sleeping patterns. I’ve been seeing a lot of updates from Pinterest recently so I figured insomnia is the perfect reason to go explore another one of these social media internet 9.0 communication enhancer people connector type of tools. And I must say, it’s kind of fun!
Basically you create a board (imagine a corkboard) and when you find an interesting photo you “pin” it to your board along with a comment. It’s an easy way of sharing. When you see other people’s pins you can “re-pin” their pin to your own board. It’s like re-tweeting someone’s message except this time it’s a picture.
It will be interesting to see how businesses utilize Pinterest. Still too early to determine whether there will be staying power or if it will just be another fad. The way I’m planning on using it for Standing Sushi Bar is to showcase restaurant information (food, promotions, etc.) as well as have people learn what our “spirit” is based on the things that I pin.