Pinterest site for the Commons
Very happy to see there is a Pinterest plugin from Scott's great post (http://codex.commons.gc.cuny.edu/2013/06/02/pinterest-pinboard-widget-wordpress-plugin-now-available-on-the-commons/)!
I'm a big fan of the interface. I have a profile / board here: http://pinterest.com/schmattaluv/boards/
Is there any interest in setting up a Pinterest board for CUNY Academic Commons that might complement the current Facebook and Twitter accounts?
I checked and there's minimal presence on Pinterest currently; the ones that work just go to the home page (4 hits: http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=cuny%20commons)
Ideas to highlight
- Content from academic programs / initiatives hosted on the commons (urls are http://[XXX].commons.cuny.ed)
- WordPress plugins
- Great blogs / blog posts
- Wiki content
- How To section
- Welcome tools (10 steps, etc.)
Advantages / benefits of using Pinterest
- The interface is like a bulletin board, is very graphical, so it is very visually pleasing
- Popular easy-to-use technology
- If built correctly all images link to content and have keyword searchability, which might add to traffic
I would love to volunteer to help with this, if there is consensus it is a beneficial social networking tool.
#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago
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Hi Erika - sure, please feel free to go for it. I'm adding Sarah and Marilyn to this ticket in case they're interested in helping out. Thanks for starting this.
#5 Updated by Sarah Morgano over 8 years ago
I'm not a big user of Pinterest, but this sounds like a great idea -- can't wait to see what you do with it Erika!
Unfortunately, the GC changed how they handle "department emails" that are managed by more than one person. Instead of logging in directly to email@example.com through http://wa.gc.cuny.edu, their help desk has to add the Commons account to the user's GC email address and then the user can access the additional email account (screenshot attached). Once Erika has a GC email account they should be able to add it. Also, as a point of reference, you can only access this aspect of Outlook through IE, so you have to use that browser whenever you want to log in.
If you'd rather log in through Twitter, I can send you those credentials.
#7 Updated by local admin over 8 years ago
@sarah, got it offline. thanks much.
there is a limit of the length of user name for Pinterest, so the user name will be CUNYCommons, and is linked at Pinterest login to the CAC Twitter account. hope that's okay.
Pinterest user name: CUNYCommons
Pinterest board will be: http://pinterest.com/cunycommons/boards/