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Local Community in the Era of Social Media Technologies by Hui-Lan Titangos

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Using social networks: Pinterest

Abstract:

This chapter discusses Pinterest, one of the fast-growing social media, favored mainly by female users, especially in the Central and Midwest United States. Owing to its variety and flexibility in usage, it is an ideal platform for public libraries to connect to their local communities.

Key words

Pinterest pinboard

connecting people

Oprah Winfrey

Martha Stewart

Dr. Phil

Rachael Ray

self-helps

DIY

uncluttering

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/) is one of the rapidly growing social media. Developed in December 2009, the Pinterest site was officially launched in March 2010 with 5000 users – a number that doubled within nine months. In April 2012, Alyson Shontell of Business Insider ...

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