I am in love with a new app. It's called Pinterest and you have to get an invite from a member to join. It's like a virtual bulletin board.
You put in a search term and you come to a page where people have "pinned" related items they have found on the web. One can also create a page or pin and repin items, and follow people but I'm not that advanced yet. I'm still playing around and learning the ropes. Right now, I'm just having a blast searching for stuff and seeing the wealth of really cool items that come up.
I joined Pinterest because one prospective employer asked if I had experience with Pinterest and Quora. I didn't even know what they were. Needless to say, I did not get that job. But the good news is that the failed interview turned me on to this new, cool toy.
Someone on one of the myriad job lists I'd joined asked if anyone on the list had Pinterest and if they'd be willing to send him an invite. Another member of the list responded onlist saying, "Sure thing. Anyone else?"
And so I bit the bullet, not really knowing what to expect.
I'm driving my Facebook friends a little crazy with my new love, posting picture after picture of amazing desserts. Cousin Nili commented, "What are you DOING?? Are you trying to KILL me??"
I'm like a kid in a candy store. I just can't help myself.
Here are some of the things I found today:
I searched "Zoya" because my girlfriend Leora Hyman told me about
this great cosmetics company and I thought I might find some interesting
things to show her. I found this Matte Velvet Lacquer. I never saw
matte nail polish before.
Next I searched for "handwoven" because my mother, one sister, and two good friends are weavers. I found this gorgeous Kilim rug:
Aren't the colors amazing?
Next I looked up "food porn" and found this:
Now I was getting hungry. I decided to look up "gourmet grilled cheese" and found this:
Then I decide that I wanted to find the perfect silver sandal. I entered "silver sandal" and while it may not be THE sandal, it's pretty nice...I'd take it:
I decided to see what came up for "vintage" and found this fairytale creation of a shoe. It's really for a bride and so alas, not for this happily married woman, but maybe I can keep it in mind for my daughters.
Throwing hubby a bone, I then searched for "B52 bomber" and found this neat photograph:
Pinterest is a blast and I'm just getting started. Each pinned picture takes you to a related website. If it's food, for instance, you might find a recipe or a way to order the item online.
Now all that's left is to wangle an invite to Quora to find out what THAT'S all about. Check out Pinterest, you'll be glad you did. As the good Dr. Seuss said, "If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good."