Tech Table Radio Show

Tech Table
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014

Justin: Welcome to MPA’s Tech Table. I’m Justin.

Diana: And I’m Diana.

Justin: And we’re your hosts. We’ll be serving up a heaping spoonful of all things tech.

Diana: We promise: it’ll be easy to digest. Well, hi. Happy Wednesday, Justin.

Justin: I don’t know if it’s so happy.

Diana: What do you mean?

Justin: We’re going to talk about, again, Pinterest.

Diana: Pinterest has things going on. They have changes happening, they’ve got new offerings. They have exciting stuff.

Justin: I guess I haven’t noticed because I’ve never looked at it. I talk to you about this all the time because I always say it’s kind of girly. I know: guys sometimes get involved in Pinterest too.

Diana: I do know guys who use Pinterest. I do.

Justin: But I tell you what, I’ve never looked at Pinterest but yes, it’s very popular and Diana’s going to tell you about all the great recipes she’s found and never cooked on Pinterest.

Diana: Wow. There’s some sass today.

Justin: There is. Sorry.

Diana: The basic idea of Pinterest is that you, it’s a website or an app. You can download the app to your device and you can go to Pinterest and find all sorts of things to “pin”. Basically it’s ideas for crafts or recipes or just maybe a shoe that you think is really cool.

Justin: What this is is basically your grandmother or mother used to find things and either put them with a magnet on the refrigerator. You’d cut it out.

Diana: Put it on a bulletin board. An inspiration board of sorts.

Justin: When I was growing up Ladies Home Journal was big so Mom would find things in Ladies Home Journal, recipes and things like that. Cut them out. This is basically an electronic version of that.

Diana: Yes. We’ve talked about the basic idea of Pinterest before but there are some interesting events happening. You know you can pin anything that you find on Pinterest but did you know that you can also save things from around the web? You might be on a completely different website and see something that you really like. You can also pin that a couple different ways.

Justin: I had no idea.

Diana: Yes. Oftentimes these websites will have a pin it button right next to the item. Let’s say you’re on a shopping site.

Justin: I’ve seen that. I’ve seen that when I’ve been shopping for your gifts.

Diana: You could start a Pinterest board for Diana Presents.

Justin: I don’t have time, I’m too busy making money to pay for Diana presents in order to have time to devote my life to pinning Diana presents.

Diana: That’s the easy way to do it if the website has already set that up for you but some websites haven’t but it’s still possible. So what you can do is go to about dot Pinterest dot com forward slash goodies. And just scroll down and you’ll see Pinterest widgets. Then you can download the widget that will allow you to pin anything from anywhere. If you’re a Pinterest fan this is a big deal.

Justin: It’s huge. Is this new?

Diana: It’s the first time I heard about it but it may not be brand new because I am not a Pinterest aficionado by any means but I do try to keep up on things. Here are a few reasons you might want to do it: if you find some recipes around the internet you might want to pin those. Savings some articles, maybe some good headlines that you want to read later. Then maybe if you’re shopping for some different things: a couch, tools, whatever.

Justin: That’s handy. I’ve seen stylists in Nashville use Pinterest and then send it, to share it with a client to say, “This is kind of the look I’m thinking of.” And they’ve pulled things from different places.

Diana: So various ways you can do that. Pinterest dot com actually has instructions to help you with your specific device. But just kind of browse around on there and see what you can get.

Justin: Very good. Happy pinning, as they say.

Diana: Happy pinning.

Justin: Until next time.

Diana: Take care.

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Jodie Atkinson

Designer & Video Specialist - Jodie is a mom to a very active three-year-old, Abbie, who keeps her hopping. A recent transplant to Southeast Iowa, Jodie and her family are enjoying the relaxed pace of living in a rural community. She joined our team from the hurry and scurry of the Des Moines metro area, where she worked at Gannett/Des Moines Register creating dozens of ads every day. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from UNI in Graphic Design and loves creating design that matters. Jodie’s mantra: “Be great. Create.”

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