Social Media for Public Health Programs: Pinterest

An overview of social media tools and uses for public health programs. Includes how-to, tips, and examples. Regularly updated!

Pollak Library Pinterest Guide

Pinterest logoChicke out the Pollak Library guide to Pinterest

When you browse this guide you'll find:

  • Tips and tutorials for using Pinterest, both the basics and more advanced skills.
  • Examples of how educators and students are using Pinterest.
  • Examples of how libraries are using Pinterest.
  • Examples of how nonprofits are using Pinterest.
  • Resources for staying on top of Pinterest trends and how to learn more.

What is Pinterest?

A brief video tutorial explaining the purpose of Pinterest.

Pinterest Site Statistics

Statistics graphicPinterest, as a website, is currently (as of June 2013):

  • the 41st most popular website in the world
  • the 17th most popular website in the United States.
Pinterest is currently (as of June 2013) the 5th most popular social networking site in the world:
  1. Facebook
  2. Twitter
  3. LinkedIn
  4. google+
  5. Pinterest

       Alexa Internet, Inc. (n.d.). Alexa - Top Sites by Category: Computers/Internet/On the Web/Online Communities/Social Networking. Alexa. Website Analytics. Retrieved June 21, 2013, from http://www.alexa.com/topsites/category/Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Online_Communities/Social_Networking

Alexa Internet, Inc. (n.d.). Pinterest.com Site Info. Alexa. Website Analytics. Retrieved June 21, 2013, from http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/pinterest.com

Pinterest User Statistics (2012)

Pinterest Users, 2012

Duggan, M., & Brenner, J. (2013, February 14). The Demographics of Social Media Users — 2012 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved February 19, 2013, from http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2013/Social-media-users.aspx