Cool Thing 2: Pinterest

What is Pinterest?

Is a virtual pinboard which lets you share things you find on the web and browse other pinboards to discover new things.

People* use boards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, look at cars they wish they owned, promote their businessshare jokes and share their favorite recipes.

Libraries use it in a variety of ways:



New Books

Promote particular services

Video Tutorials

Cool Extra Thing

Look at some of the examples above. How could we use it here at Royal Holloway? Do you like it or not?

If you want to sign up for Pinterest follow these instructions:

To sign up for Pinterest, go to and select the button “Join Pinterest” at the top of the page.
You can register via Facebook, Twitter, or an e-mail address.

More help on getting started is available here.

*A majority of Pinterest users are women so there is a bit of bias to female topics


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