My impression of Pinterest, and this is borne out through conversations and market research, is that Pinterest attracts females more than males. My sense is that this is probably accurate. I find visual representation of ideas a very creative way to convey thoughts and Pinterest has sparked my interest. I have an account and have created several boards containing a variety of images in particular areas that I find interesting.
I am noticing that some, but not all, sites have added the Pinterest tab along with other notable social networking icons such as Twitter and Facebook, thereby allowing users to pin images from websites that they have visited. Or they can copy the image and paste it onto their board.
For those who are looking for an effective way to obtain and store images and other kinds of visuals for future use in presentations or even websites, Pinterest is a great place to start. You tube videos may also be pinned and shared in particular categories.
As an aside, I am sharing one pin that I found. The image below is the Arabic representation of jazz. It is from the Arabic, Palestinian engineer Nihad Dukhan. He writes, "Arabic calligraphy is the most typical expression of the Islamic spirit... The contemporary designs presented here indirectly utilize these styles to create an abstract, yet readable representation of words and provide a postmodern interpretation of the letters. The intent is to cross barriers and touch other languages and cultures for it is said: "The written word is a talisman, and the process of writing is a magic connected not only with the master's technique and skill, but also with his spiritual and moral character."
Here is is his website where he features a variety of other representations.
Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy Designs
Consider joining and happy pinning!