Everyone has heard the bromide that “those who can do, do; while those who can’t, teach.” A less well-known one is “one way to learn something is to teach it.”
Back in January in the second session of the SMM class I asked the students what social media sites they were active on. As expected EVERYONE was on Facebook, a few were on twitter (though most had tried it and given up: fodder for a future post!), MySpace, or others. Then one of the young women mentioned a site I had never heard of and I was surprised to see 7 or 8 others smile and say they spent a lot of time there. That was my intro to Pinterest.
Since then, of course, we have be bombarded with articles about this new phenomenon. I am trying to think of interests to pin… Some of the articles:
- Is pinterest evil? bit.ly/wFM3NI
- Where did it suddenly come from? http://www.businessesgrow.com/2012/02/14/the-secret-history-of-pinterest-revealed/
- How big is it? http://dld.bz/aUxHN
- Pinterest hacks http://bit.ly/w9NI5N
I have been intrigued with the ideas that many in my class have for the new site. I have signed up and am trying to figure it out…another way to learn is by doing!