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Alternative “Pinteresting” Sites

If you haven’t heard about Pinterest, and you are between the ages of 25 and 44, you must be living under a rock!  Pinterest is the 3rd largest social media site in The United States next to Facebook and Twitter.  Pinterest is a virtual pinboard centered around interests, like events, design, products, hobbies, etc. Businesses leverage these themes by creating custom boards relevant to their brand. Mixing your own product images with external images provides the most effective results.

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It’s no surprise that due to its fast rising popularity; alternative sites are popping up around the Internet. Here is a list of 10 alternatives mentioned in Website Magazine:

  1. Manteresting – Interesting. Man. Things.
  2. Gentlemint – A mint of manly things.
  3. Fancy – Discover amazing stuff, collect the things you love, unlock crazy good deals.
  4. Juxtapost – All your favorite things, side-by-side.
  5. Visualize.us – Social bookmarking for pictures on VisualizeUs.
  6. Dribble – What are you working on? Dribble is show and tell for designers.
  7. Image Spark – This week’s popular images.
  8. Design:Related – Portfolios, inspiration, jobs and networking for creative professionals.
  9. Stylepin – Fashion and style pinboard inspirations.
  10. SparkRebel – Latest sparks on the site.

Check out these sites and see if they suit your preferences or business goals. Do you foresee any of these alternative sites reaching Pinterests’ popularity?  Or do you still only have an interest in Pinterest?

Beginner’s Guide of Social Media Lingo

A Day in a Life of a Social Media Manager and Advocate…

Some of our clients are perfectly comfortable speaking and understanding social media lingo while others (and certainly new clients) require a dictionary to make sense of it all.   In a typical day as a social media manager, I expect to do the following:   share, follow, connect, like, friend, invite, join, pin or repin as well as …..blog (you are reading it right now!)

The lingo used in today’s social media world has evolved into a unique language of its own.  If you are not socially active and do not spend time on these sites you may find yourself dazed, confused and even become frustrated with the lingo if you decide to jump in.

With that in mind, I have developed a beginner’s guide of the most commonly used terms on the most popular social media sites.   Please note, these are only the basic terms, but enough to get a new user started. Feel free to share your favorite social media site and terms in the comment field below.

Terms in bold are used to perform an action on the corresponding social media sites.

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