Pinterest and the Wilmette Institute

The Wilmette Institute’s newest venture in the field of social networking is its page on Pinterest. We invite you to stop by and follow our boards, which include images we have used to enliven our courses and Facebook page.

Pinterest, as you probably have heard, is the big, new thing on the internet. It is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website on which users can create collections of images for events, interests, and hobbies—for organizing and sharing the things they love. Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, “re-pin” images to their own collections, or like photos.

Pinterest’s mission is ambitious: “to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting” via a global platform of inspiration and idea sharing. Within a few months, Pinterest has become one of the top ten social networking sites in the world, drawing millions of daily users.

Spirituality is one topic of great interest on Pinterest, including places, ideas, and images that soothe the soul. Sections on history, quotations, science, nature, art, and education are also very busy.

To see how the nonprofit UNICEF is using Pinterest, take a look at the article from Mashable about how UNICEF is using Pinterest.