PR pro recommends Pinterest—a social media platform for visual thinkers

If Delicious and Flickr ever made a baby, it would be Pinterest. Learn more.

Have you heard about Pinterest yet?

It’s a new social media platform that provides virtual “pinboards”—think bulletin boards, but for ideas rather than garage sale notices—to post visuals you find interesting, inspiring, or otherwise worthwhile.

Think of Pinterest this way: If Delicious and Flickr had a baby, it would be Pinterest. The platform enables users to highlight visual content (as Flickr does) that’s created by other people (as do Delicious and other bookmarking sites).

These visuals can be images you find as you’re surfing the Web or pictures (or drawings) you’ve created and uploaded to the site. Pinning, as it’s called, is accomplished through a drag-and-drop button in your browser.

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