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Social Media and Academia: Pinterest

This guide focuses on some ways social media platforms, such as Pinterest, are used in academic settings.

What is Pinterest?


Pinterest is an online bulletin board of images, links, and ideas. 

Why Use Pinterest?

  • Visually appealing and compelling
  • Digital scrapbooking
  • Drive users to your site through visual appeal
  • Promote events, resources, services
  • Inspire self and others
  • View multiple images simultaneously
  • Automatically share pins via Facebook and Twitter

Pinning 101

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Here's how to get started with Pinterest

16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

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Blume Library Pinterest Boards

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Resources about Pinterest