I did it. I have in and joined yet another social networking site.
Pinterest describes itself as a virtual pinboard:
Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.
Here are three useful things I found in five minutes on Pinterst (After five minutes I got distracted by the pictures of pretty things and paid less and less attention to the text.):
Science and Nature
So does Pinterest have an eco niche to it?
Yes, it has a lot on gardening and DIY projects that promote reusing and re-purposing objects that might otherwise find themselves in the landfill. However, I was disappointed in it’s Science and Nature content which seems to consist mostly of people sharing cute animal baby photos (like this sloth).
Don’t get me wrong. I love baby animals and coo at those pictures that go around in e-mail forwards. I just wish there was more of an educational or scientific aspect to items shared like “Two-toed sloths are arboreal and the mother gives birth while hanging upside down.”
Now that is something I would “repin”. (The equivalent of sharing it on your Facebook wall.)
Are you on Pinterest? If so, what are you using it for?