Rose already introduced you to Pinterest in an earlier TechBits post. Still wondering what Pinterest is? The New York Times has a pretty good article about it. My 3-word summary? --- visual, social, sharing.
Here are some more links to get you started if you're considering Pinterest for your library:
- iLibrarian - "5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library" and "5 More Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library"
- Copyblogger - "56 Ways to Market Your Business on Pinterest"
- Razoo - "9 ways to Optimize Your Website for Pinterest"
- Mashable - "Everything You Wanted to Know About 2012′s Hottest Startup [INFOGRAPHIC]"
- Stacked - "Books, Reading, and Pinterest"
- New South Wales State Library - "What is Pinterest and could my library use it?"
- Mashable - "Sorry, Pinterest Users: Websites Can Now Block Pinning [VIDEO]" (copyright issues related to Pinterest)
- Venturebeat - "Pinterest not a pirate anymore, helps site owners disable pins" (more on Pinterest and copyright)
On a personal note, I signed up last week and have totally fallen in love with the Food & Drink category. What a delightful way to visually browse recipes and find some kitchen (p)inspiration! Now to find a personal chef who works for cheap and will make me some of these....