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Old 12-26-2012, 06:19 AM
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Here is my question: What is Pinterest???? I just me-gifted and iPad and my daughter then said she added me to Pinterest....this morning I have several emails from people I do not know saying they are pinning me>>>>>>I do not know if I want this...please someone explain this "new world" to me...thanks.....If you want to do it PM that's ok too.......
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It's a place where you look for things you are interested in, and then "pin it" to a board you have created. It reminds me of the old recipe card files, or other "ideas" card files. You're not actually receiving emails from the individual but from Pinterest itself. It automatically notifies you when someone pinned something you liked. So far it seems harmless regarding posting things. I can't see the big hullabaloo about it. My older daughter is obsessed with it. We made Christmas cookies Saturday and she made several from recipes she had found on Pinterst.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:03 AM
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I LOVE Pinterest!! so many great ideas about any topic you can imagine! I've made several recipes found there with success. My sweet DIL couldn't believe I knew JUST what she wanted... I admitted I'd scoped out her boards on Pinterest! And when I opened my gift from her and DS, it was something I'd pinned on Pinterest!! We had a great laugh on that one!!

Try it!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!
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It's a place where you look for things you are interested in, and then "pin it" to a board you have created. It reminds me of the old recipe card files, or other "ideas" card files. You're not actually receiving emails from the individual but from Pinterest itself. It automatically notifies you when someone pinned something you liked. So far it seems harmless regarding posting things. I can't see the big hullabaloo about it. My older daughter is obsessed with it. We made Christmas cookies Saturday and she made several from recipes she had found on Pinterst.
thanks for the info....I was afraid when she "signed me onto this site" I would be getting junk mail from it, but she must have did something to have these things come back to me. I will ask her today if I talk to her and in the meantime, I will delete those emails. Not really sure I want to have access to that site......
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:42 AM
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I love it. I follow others who have posted quilt photos and also some of the quilting magazines. You can "unfollow" at anytime. Some I follow have stuff I'm not interested it and I unfollow just that board but still get to see a whole new world of quilts. It took me a while to "get it" and now I'm hooked.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:04 AM
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I love Pinterest as well!! I find so many things that I love on there. I have made several things for my home that I saw on Pinterest and have tried several recipes that I really liked!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:21 AM
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My DD put me on it also, she loves it and spends a lot of time on it. I don't have much time to spend on the computer so I use that time for the board.
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Well I didn't think I would like it either but now I LOVE IT. I don't get any emails - maybe I didn't sign up correctly or my spam filters them out, but that's ok I don't want any. There are so many cute quilting ideas out there and a lot of them take you to links.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:50 AM
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I don't think you have anything to be alarmed about. When people "follow" you, it simply means that they are looking at the things you've pinned on your boards. They do not have access to any personal info, unless you upload your own pictures of your house with your address clearly visible, or pictures of your credit cards, etc.

Pinterest is basically a visual bookmarking site. You know how you bookmark something you want to come back to? Well, this is the same thing, except the bookmarks are all pictures. My pinterest board is full of recipes; pictures of quilts (VERY inspirational); funny pictures of silly animals (makes my youngest son giggle); beautiful kitchens (so if I ever get the chance to renovate I have some wonderful ideas); lovely places around the world that I hope to see someday, and so forth. The only thing that is on my Pinterest board is my name, and you do not have to use your real name if you choose not to.

You can change your settings to not receive notifications of when people follow you, etc.
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You take things you like, want to do, inspiration, and pin it to the board to remind you later. Its kind of like when you see quilts you like here and bookmark them but on a larger scale, you can actually pin anything anywhere even here to pinterest
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