I’ve been exploring Pinterest over the past few weeks, trying to get my head round what it does and how it works.
For the first few tries I did feel like I was just wasting hours of my life doing absolutely nothing, but in the last week or so I think I’ve been finding a bit more of a purpose with it.
For those who don’t know, Pinterest is a new type of social network where you can bookmark and share images and videos. You can pin your favourites on to boards, and people can follow, like and comment on your boards. Apparently there are some pretty significant venture capitalists looking to invest squillions in it soon so it could become the next big thing. Although they say that about everything.
So far Pinterest seems to be fairly heavily dominated by women, and the running gag is that it’s to collect images for interior design you’ll never do, and babies you don’t have. Having said that my friend has started using it to get some ideas together for her wedding dress, which seemed a clever idea to me.
In the meantime I’ve decided to use it to collect together images of some of my favourite ethical fashion products I like. I thought it was a nice way to share with others, and of course promote the best in ethical fashion design.