As there are many social sites, I have recently stumbled on to a site called pinterest.
Apparently it's the next big thing, but going on to it I am confused what it actually is.
From a 1st glance it looks like a giant pin board for images.
Does anyone know what this site is for and is it worth using?
Is it worth using? Depends. I like to drag stuff that inspires me onto my computer and put it into a folder, but other people want to show it to the world.
I suspect being <ahem> creatives we can exercise a similar urge by displaying our own creations rather than creating a virtual scrapbook in the vain hope someone else looks at it and *sees the colour of our souls*.
I am probably just being cynical and negative. It won't be the last time.
pinterest has really blown up in the last few weeks. It's been around for a while though, i saw it mostly as a big pinboard for soon to be brides and scrapbookers - however i am neither of those and i still love it. I think now more guys are joining it, it could change somewhat....
you could view it as another tool to promote your artwork, i've only recently wondered about that and just started uploading some personal work, but other than that i just love looking at the pretty pictures.