I’ve been using Pinterest for a week now (you can visit my profile here). I have to say, even though it’s fun to use, I’m having a hard time deciding how useful it is, for me, at least. So far it feels very similar in focus to Tumblr, only easier to use (the “Pin It” button is convenient and elegant), better organized and more visually appealing. On the other hand, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of “pins” – and I only follow about half the number of users the site automatically recommended to me. I’ve come across people with dozens of boards, and more pins than artworks in the Louvre.
Still, I can see its usefulness as a virtual clipboard – no need for paper, ink or wall space anymore, unless you really want to.
As for me, I currently have four boards: Art & Exhibitions, for portraits of artists and images of exhibitions; Dream Home, for collecting interior design ideas; The Girly Tomboy, for style inspirations; and Visual Art, for artworks that catch my eye but which don’t quite fit with the theme I have for my Tumblr.
Check it out, and if you’re there, be sure to let me know.