By Janet Dodrill
Create online pinboards (visual scrapbooks) using found images on the web, follow others and be followed by other Pinterest users. Your pinboard will look like a bulletin board of image swatches.
‘Like’ an image on an existing pinboard and leave comments on other people’s pins. Understand the ‘Pin Etiquette’ of this new social media platform, amazingly popular in a short time [Be Nice; Credit Your Sources; Avoid Self Promotion; Report Objectionable Content; Tell Us How to Make Pinterest Better].
Start a Pinterest account, create custom Boards or use the default ones to start. Install a ‘Pin It’ button in your Firefox browser and start pinning images, linking to its original source. Read the terms to avoid copyright infringement.
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