Pinterest for CoPs, County Agents, Specialists, and Outreach Educators

Need a beginner session? Check out this webinar FIRST http://learn.extension.org/events/448

Pinterest is a relatively new social networking tool that creates social networks around a users "interests". There is certainly a high level of use for personal "pinning" but there is also a potential to use this tool for public outreach and education. This session will focus on how Cooperative Extension (and other outreach and education oriented organizations) can use Pinterest to provide a platform for guiding audiences to meaningful information or resources. How can we use this very social, very visual platform to highlight information that meets the mission of CES? Pinterest has some significant ways to help us serve our clients, to organize and collect scholarly information, and to help serve the public through collective curating

Who should attend? County Extension Agents, eXtension CoP members, Outreach Educators, faculty, staff, and teachers; and anyone who is interested in learning how to pin for education outreach.

POST-WEBINAR Survey: http://bit.ly/GTotL9

RESOURCES:

BloggingBookshelf YouTube Video: Basics of Pinterst (older interface, but process is the same) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQP2dBMoCQ0

CNET, Sharon Vaknin shows how to use Pinterest and some collaboration features : http://cnettv.cnet.com/must-have-pinterest-tips-tricks/9742-1_53-50121324.html

How to use Pinterest's pinboard for the Web
By Mark W. Smith, Detroit Free Press http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/story/2012-01-17/how-to-pinterest-mark-smith/52615856/1

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Amy Hays, Bob Bertsch

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Here are some CES pin boards to look at (please list more if you have one!) * UGA CES - http://pinterest.com/ugaextension/ *eXtension Home Energy - http://pinterest.com/exthomeenergy/ *University of Alaska Fairbanks CES - http://pinterest.com/uafextension/ * University of Wisconsin - http://pinterest.com/uwextensionanre/ *Utah State Extension - http://pinterest.com/usuextension/ University of Missouri CES - http://pinterest.com/muextension/

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Another good article to read from Copyblogger - Is Pinterest Traffic Worthless? http://www.copyblogger.com/pinterest-analytics/ Excellent tips stressing it isn't about getting pinned, it's about what the user does when they come to your site from a Pin. Do you engage them, do they spend time on your site, do you drive them to resources? It is very much inline with asking yourself what is the goal with your Pinterest traffic besides getting a pin? Two great points: " You need to have specific goals for using the traffic from Pinterest. Work with the traffic as you would from any source — driving it to landing pages and through a conversion path. "

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Excellent tips, especially on copyright issues and best practices. Love the suggestion to network with users who have repinned from your boards, been doing that myself. www.pinterest.com/uafextension

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Thanks Alda for the link to your uaf boards.

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Another post related to Pinterest at Pinterest Etiquette 101

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More info that may be of interest: How to Make Images Stand Out on Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Great resource Beth, it puts nice tips in place that are easy to read and follow. Also helps understand a little about different ways to pin. Thanks!

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Thanks!

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We just posted a short follow up survey for those of you who would be kind enough to fill it out. Thanks! http://bit.ly/GTotL9

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Great Presentation. I can't wait to start using Pinterest. Thank you Amy, you always give the best webinars!

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Let me know when you do, I'll look you up. Thanks for the feedback!

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Sorry I missed the presentation. Looking forward to seeing the recording. Don't know if you all talked about this in the session but, here's how to track your website's content on Pinterest: http://mashable.com/2012/03/14/pinterest-track-content/ Here's our site as an example: http://http://pinterest.com/source/extension.oregonstate.edu/

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Thanks Victor, we touched on that, but having the article link here is helpful. Thanks for posting!

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Hi, will there be a recording?

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Kristen, it just posted :-) See above

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There will be, it will be posted here in a few days. This page is the permanent link for information.

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"Lots of Interest in Pinterest" from Jeff Hyde at http://farmbusiness.blogspot.com/2012/02/lots-of-interest-in-pinterest.html

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Here are some CES sites on Pinterest in case you are looking for friends! Post others I missed http://pinterest.com/muextension/ http://pinterest.com/usugarfieldext/ http://pinterest.com/uafextension/

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In case you're interested, there was a session on, "Using Pinterest in Education - A Conversation" in February. The link to the recording is at http://learn.extension.org/events/448.

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just started dabbling in Pinterest, but hadn't had time to explore many of the details you covered. This was very helpful!

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Thanks Cathy

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excellent eye opener. Good intro. I have a personal account but virtually never use because don't understand it well enough. I realize after watching this presentation there is so much more potential!

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I know it went fast! So many things to look at. It's really about learn as you go!

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Excellent overview and great information for Extension to utilize and take advantage of marketing and getting our resources out to the public.

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Let me know if you create a resource, would like to follow them

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I had actually never heard of Pinterest before. Thanks for the info!

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You're welcome, thanks for coming!

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I learned a lot and am sorry that I have to sign off for a conference call at 1:00 p.m.

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We did a blitz-krig finish! The recording will be up in a few days

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Thanks Amy!

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Thanks for coming Betsy!

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You provided an excellent overview. I was questioning how I could best use Pinterest and you opened my eyes to its potential. Well done!

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Thank goodness, looked down and the hour was DONE before we knew it. Share any new things you find. Still learning.

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