Personally, I do not really join every social media outlet available. I only have a Facebook account and I haven’t followed Twitter. I only use social media sites for my websites but for creating my own individual account, I think twice.
Pinterest is a bit different. It allows you to bookmark websites in a very visually attractive way. You “pin” your “interests” on boards you make. Networking is possible here as you can also follow friends, boards or just a board you like. Pins can be commented on, shared on other social networking sites, liked or re-pinned. If you have a quality pin, it could get viral quickly.
Currently, Pinterest is still on an invite-only stage. I was glad to be able to get an invite on Twitter last month. Here’s a couple ways how to get a Pinterest invite on Twitter:
- If you already have a Twitter account, you can ask your followers if they still have invites left.
- You can also use the Twitter search function by putting: “pinterest invite ? -http -rt lang:en” (without the quotes)
I’m not sure how long they give invites on Pinterest’s homepage but it probably takes some time. If you are a bit impatient, suggest you follow my tips on how to get a Pinterest invite on Twitter above.
Anyway, I still have 4 Pinterest invites. You can just leave a comment with a working email address and I’ll be glad to send you an invite. If you’re already on Pinterest, you can follow me there as well.