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Private Boards come to Pinterest

Finally! You can now keep your boards private on Pinterest. The holidays are a time for being with family, sharing great meals, and, of course, surprising your favorite people with a special gift. That’s why we thought the holidays were a perfect time to test one of our most frequently-requested features: secret boards! Starting today, we’ll be rolling out a test that enables anyone to create three secret boards. We  [ Read More ]

How to not do support

Disclaimer: I work for a support company so I might be biased in saying this – but we are way better at support than Pinterest is. David Lee King summarized his support experience with Pinterest. Pinterest was messing up links from his catalog so he thought he’d try support. My first attempt wasn’t a good one. I submitted my ticket, and was immediately sent a link to the “here’s how  [ Read More ]

Changing Landscape of Education

A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project tackles the issue of web-based learning. Pew and Elon University said that 60 percent of internet experts, researchers, observers and users polled said they agreed that by 2020, “there will be mass adoption of teleconferencing and distance learning to leverage expert resources … a transition to ‘hybrid’ classes that combine online learning components with less-frequent on-campus, in-person class meetings.”  [ Read More ]

Pictures for Presentations

Like many of you I have been experimenting with Pinterest. I like looking at the pictures that you’re all sharing, but how can it help me in my work? I started a group (send me your username if you want an invite to post to it) called Pictures for Presentations where we can share pictures to make our presentations more interesting. I used this group when I created my slides  [ Read More ]

Pinterest Terms Updated

Since Pinterest has come in to the public eye, there have been many articles and posts about the inappropriate sounding terms of service. This week I got an email from Pinterest letting me know that they will be updating the terms to alleviate some of these concerns. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working on an update to our Terms. When we first launched Pinterest, we used a standard  [ Read More ]

First up this morning was David Lee King sharing library website tips with us. I’m not working in this field so much anymore (web design) but I still wanted to see what cool tips David had for us all so here I am. David started by blaming Ned Potter, author of The Library Marketing Toolkit (http://thewikiman.org) for this presentation because Ned asked him for some tips for elements every website  [ Read More ]

On Pinterest

Tonight I attended a talk on Pinterest given by John LeMasney. Pinterest does one thing and does that one thing very well – it’s an image sharing/bookmarking tool. Social Visual Bookmarking Precedents John started by showing us sites that came before Pinterest that had/have a similar purpose : Delicious The idea of social bookmarking became popular with Delicious, but has lost a lot of users because of Yahoo!’s poor management  [ Read More ]

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Bookmarks for Augus

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Bookmarks for Augus

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