One area I’ve been working on is expanding my use of Pinterest, as it’s an excellent social site, but one that I’ve fallen very behind with.
You can view my Pinterest profile here.
Pinterest is mostly a site where you can share graphics and images that you’ve seen on other sites and liked. You can also upload your own graphics and images directly to Pinterest.
However, this definition is quite broad, as you can also pin videos, slides and other resources.
There are several ways to quickly add pins to images of interest.
First of all, if you Follow other prolific pinners, you can repin some of the pins that they’ve made.
Second, you can create boards relating to areas of your research. Then just choose some of the main sites that you know of and pin appropriate images.
Third, pin your own talks. This can easily increase their exposure. You can pin slides that you’ve uploaded to SlideShare.
Fourth, you can search websites directly on Pinterest to find appropriate graphics. Use this to start off with some of your own other professional presence sites.
Fifth, grabbing screenshots is a great way to quickly create other images which you can share.
Just be creative! Pinterest had a lot of potential and is an excellent visual community and a way to expand on your own professional online presence.