Easy-to-follow video tutorials help you learn software, creative, and business skills.Become a member

What is a pin?

From: Up and Running with Pinterest

Video: What is a pin?

One of the terms that you're going to hear all of the time throughout this course, or anytime someone's talking to you about Pinterest, is the word "pin." So exactly, what is a pin? Well, according to Pinterest's definition, a pin is an image that's added to Pinterest. A pin can be added from a website using the Pin It button or you can upload images from your computer. Each pin added using the Pin It button links back to the site it came from. Basically, what this is telling you is, Pinterest is a collection of images, whether it'd be inspirational, instructional, or whatever type of image that you want to upload.

What is a pin?

One of the terms that you're going to hear all of the time throughout this course, or anytime someone's talking to you about Pinterest, is the word "pin." So exactly, what is a pin? Well, according to Pinterest's definition, a pin is an image that's added to Pinterest. A pin can be added from a website using the Pin It button or you can upload images from your computer. Each pin added using the Pin It button links back to the site it came from. Basically, what this is telling you is, Pinterest is a collection of images, whether it'd be inspirational, instructional, or whatever type of image that you want to upload.

And basically, a pin is just a representation of the image and a little bit of information about it. However, what Pinterest has failed to tell you is that you can actually add not only photos, but also video to your pins as well. So if I were to click one of these pins that I got from the lynda.com YouTube page, once I click on the image, it actually launches the YouTube video. (video playing) If I had clicked on a pin where it was just an image, it would have launched the image in this window, and I could see the information about the pin underneath it.

Clicking outside of a pin takes you right back to the pinboard in which you are viewing. Basically a pin is something that you think is interesting and you want to save it for later. Think of Pinterest as a virtual corkboard. You've all seen those corkboards that have been hanging up in offices and things like that for years, and anytime you want to remember something, what do you do? You take it, you have a pin, and you pin it to the corkboard. Well, that's exactly what Pinterest is, a virtual corkboard. So think of it this way: I can't actually pick up this video and stick a pin through it in real life, but I found this video online, I wanted to save it in a place where I could easily find it later, so I've essentially digitally pinned it to this Pinterest board.

Same thing for these photos. These photos exist online; they are not on a piece of paper or printed in a magazine. I can't just tear them out and pin them to my wall. So in this case, I found them online and I have now pinned them digitally here inside of Pinterest. That's what makes Pinterest so cool. You can find anything on the web--an image, a video, whatever it might be--and then save that for later using the Pinterest and this virtual pinning system. So the next time you hear someone talk about a pin on Pinterest, just know that it's something they found interesting that they wanted to save for later using the Pinterest system.

Show transcript

This video is part of

Image for Up and Running with Pinterest
Up and Running with Pinterest

35 video lessons · 13342 viewers

Justin Seeley
Author

 

Start learning today

Get unlimited access to all courses for just $25/month.

Become a member
Sometimes @lynda teaches me how to use a program and sometimes Lynda.com changes my life forever. @JosefShutter
@lynda lynda.com is an absolute life saver when it comes to learning todays software. Definitely recommend it! #higherlearning @Michael_Caraway
@lynda The best thing online! Your database of courses is great! To the mark and very helpful. Thanks! @ru22more
Got to create something yesterday I never thought I could do. #thanks @lynda @Ngventurella
I really do love @lynda as a learning platform. Never stop learning and developing, it’s probably our greatest gift as a species! @soundslikedavid
@lynda just subscribed to lynda.com all I can say its brilliant join now trust me @ButchSamurai
@lynda is an awesome resource. The membership is priceless if you take advantage of it. @diabetic_techie
One of the best decision I made this year. Buy a 1yr subscription to @lynda @cybercaptive
guys lynda.com (@lynda) is the best. So far I’ve learned Java, principles of OO programming, and now learning about MS project @lucasmitchell
Signed back up to @lynda dot com. I’ve missed it!! Proper geeking out right now! #timetolearn #geek @JayGodbold
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ .

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Up and Running with Pinterest.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member ?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferences from the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Your file was successfully uploaded.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.