It was August of last year when my lovely introduced me to Pinterest. People who are new to it keep saying they get ‘lost’ easily in Pinterest. Ms. M described it exactly so when she told me about it.
I’ve started using it to collect infographics, and searching for phrases like “beauty” and “light.” It’s a wonderful new way to mine the collective consciousness while feeding the right side of the brain. And I’ve really enjoyed seeing more people adopt it recently.
As a result of all the new users, I’ve also been fascinated by the torrent of recent press about it. Turns out 80% Pinterest users are women. And on the other hand, 80% of Google+ users are men. (More about Google+ soon.)
This Atlantic Wire article stopped me in my tracks though. The Army as a poster Pinterest user? At the bottom of the page is a Slideshare presentation on how the US Army describes Pinterest to their communications teams.
As a big bonus, they describe very succinctly how it works.