Using Pinterest to spread news and information

By now, you know that I love Pinterest. I have more than 60 boards! Not only is it a great way to pin those things near and dear to your heart, it’s also a great way to share information.

For example, I came across the pin above and quickly added it to my Vintage board. But it reminded me of the story we did as part of our Remember series. The Remember series asks readers to share their memories of poignant moments in personal, local and national history. We’ve covered more than 30 topics, ranging from World War II and the Great Depression to doctors making house calls and Woodstock. Our latest is Girl Scouts in honor of its 100 anniversary.

I started the series a few years ago because I wanted to create an online repository of oral histories. I felt that as people aged, we were missing this opportunity, and I wanted to document their memories for the generations that followed. Here’s how it works: People call in and leave their memories on voicemail. The reporter uploads the audio files and shoots a video featuring one of the callers. Of course, the reporter writes a story, too.

So back to the S&H Green Stamp pin. When I saw the pin, I realized it was a perfect opportunity to comment and include the link to our S&H Remember story. Now, when others see the pin, they’ll see the link. They can click on the link and read our story, watch the video and listen to the oral histories. Totally love it!

So you see, Pinterest is also a way to share information with perhaps an audience that might not find your story otherwise.

About Buffy Andrews

Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Also, Social Media Coordinator.
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