Friday, June 22, 2012

Pinterest for Libraries

In the May 2012 issue of SEARCHER magazine, there is an article by Irene E. McDermott about Pinterest, which, thanks to favorable coverage in TIME went from "120,000 users in January more than 11 users in January 2012..." According to advertising tools, "over 97% of Pinterest's Facebook fans are women."

Here is Kelly Lester's links to "advice to make Pinterest pay off for a small web-based business."

The New York Public Library ( "showcase[s] its current events and pictures of the day, but also...merchandise it sells in its [gift] shop." Also check out the pages for the Muncie (IN) Public Library and the Westerville (OH) Library.

In a sidebar article, "Pinterest and Copyright: We May Have a Problem" notes that there is a metatag () that "webmasters can insert into their headers to keep Pinterest from copying and pinning their content."

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