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Monday, August 25, 2014

Follow the Emmys tonight on Pinterest

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The 66th annual Emmy awards are here, and the ceremony’s rolling into your Pinterest feed. Whether you’re a True Detective disciple or a die-hard Breaking Baddie, keep Pinterest nearby for a peak behind the curtain.

Follow The 66th Primetime Emmys board and tune in at 8 ET / 5 PT on NBC to get a closer look at the most creative celebs and presenters in the business. As the night unfolds, keep refreshing the board to see a live stream of Pins and discover all kinds of unexpected tidbits about your favorite nominees, presenters and winners. And the Emmys don’t have to end when the show’s over—save anything that inspires you by Pinning it to a board.

—Anna Bofa, Partnerships, currently Pinning to If I was a celebrity…

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Get a little news with your notifications

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If you’re on mobile, you may notice a new section in your notifications called “News.”

Your News tab gives you a snapshot of what’s up with your Facebook friends and all the different Pinners, brands and boards you follow.You’ll discover things like the latest projects people are collecting Pins for, or interesting companies they’ve found to follow. (The one thing you won’t see are Pins that people save to their secret boards—as always, those are totally under wraps.)

We’ll be testing out the News section over the next few weeks, so if you have any feedback, please do let us know what you think.

Cat Lee, currently Pinning to Foodie dreams.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Create video collections on Pinterest with Vevo

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Looking for a new way to enjoy the sounds of summer?

With the new Vevo player, you can discover, save and watch your favorite music videos right on Pinterest. And when you’re on Vevo.com or the Vevo iOS app, you can save videos to your Pinterest board—just tap the share icon, then the Pinterest button.

Create a visual mixtape today with music videos, original shows, live concerts and more. To get started, check out Vevo’s video collections—Top of the Charts is my favorite!

Follow Vevo’s board Top of the Charts on Pinterest.

Follow Vevo’s board VMAs 2014: The Nominees on Pinterest.

Follow Vevo’s board Ain’t Nothing but the Old School on Pinterest.

Follow Vevo’s board 11 Live Nirvana Performances You Have to See on Pinterest.

Follow Vevo’s board Country Music Happy Hour on Pinterest.

Vaishali Parekh, currently Pinning to 20/20 Experience.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Start a conversation about a Pin

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Every day, people send more than two million Pins. Sending a Pin is a great way to let someone know you found something they’d love. We wanted to make it easier for you to have a good old fashioned conversation about those Pins. So now, when someone shoots you a Pin, you’ll be able to reply with a message or send a Pin back!

More good news: you can also send Pins and messages to multiple people. Say you’re organizing a camping trip with friends—try sending Pins to the whole gang so you can figure out where to go and what meals to make. If you need a reminder of who’s bringing what, just pull up the conversation right from your notifications.

We hope this will help you plan projects, swap creative ideas and share your best discoveries with each other.

To learn more about sending and replying to Pins, see it in action.

—Tom Watson, Product Designer, currently Pinning to Tiny

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Follow whatever looks interesting

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You may notice something new the next time you visit one of your favorite categories on Pinterest: now each category has a whole new selection of specialized interests to explore. You can even follow along to get Pins from other people who share that same interest delivered right to your home feed.

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So if you go to our great Outdoors category today, now you’ll see related interests like Hiking, Camping and Running right at the top of the page. Dive into Hiking and you’ll discover all kinds of Pins from other hike-minded Pinners. While you’re there, you can navigate your way through to Canoeing, Rock Climbing and other topics hikers tend to enjoy. And so on, and on…and on.

Who knows? You may even discover a few new things you didn’t even realize you were into along the way.

Get a fresh supply of Pins from Pinners like you

When you find a topic where people are Pinning lots of stuff you like, click or tap the Follow button and a selection of those very Pins will start appearing in your home feed. That way there’s always something interesting waiting for you whenever you drop by Pinterest.

If you ever want to stop seeing these Pins, just go back to the interest to Unfollow. Or you can always manage your interests in the newly updated Following section of your profile, where you’ll now also see all the boards and Pinners you follow.

We’ll be rolling this out in English to start with, and it will be available on Android, iPhone, iPad and the web. If you don’t see it yet, just wait—it should be arriving soon!

—Ningning Hu, Software Engineer, currently Pinning to The World

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Follow the (live!) red carpet looks at the ESPYs

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The red carpet is rolled out, fans are screaming, the cameras are flashing and it’s award season all over again. But tonight when the limos pull up, instead of George and Julia, you’re more likely to see LeBron and Serena. This is the ESPYs, ESPN’s annual awards show, when the biggest names come together to give props to the players, teams and moments that made this a wow-worthy year in sports.

But there’s a twist! For the first time ever, ESPN and espnW are Pinning live from the red carpet so you can see, in real time, how your favorite athletes and celebs clean up for a night out. There are some big names in the house—from host Drake, to presenters like tennis ace Maria Sharapova, 49er Colin Kaepernick, boxer Floyd Mayweather and actors like Jason Segel and Jessica Alba.

To get in on this, follow ESPYs on the Red Carpet for real-time Pins in your home feed as the show starts tonight, July 16th at 6pm PST. Even if you can’t settle in to watch, you’ll still get to see your sports heroes turn into style icons for a night.

—Anna Bofa, Partnerships, currently Pinning to Ahhmazing Moments in Sports

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Proud to Pin

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It’s been a momentous year for the LGBT community. An unlikely hero brought down DOMA, a St. Louis Rams defensive end came out as gay, and a bearded drag queen won Europe’s biggest music competition. Currently, same-sex marriage is legal in 20 U.S. states, including Washington D.C., with Utah being the most recent.

We have a lot to be proud of. Toronto kicked off World Pride 2014 last week, and Pinterest is celebrating with a pub crawl in San Francisco tonight.

But there’s still work to be done. Stay connected by following the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD on Pinterest. Here are some of my favorite boards on Pinterest to discover LGBT news, history and project ideas.

How far we’ve come

Follow Fil Pat’s board Gay History on Pinterest.


Ideas for your wedding

Follow Gigi LaFemme’s board Lesbian Wedding Ideas on Pinterest.


Follow equallywed.com’s board Real Weddings: Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Queer on Pinterest.


LGBT News

Follow G Philly’s board Gay News 2014 on Pinterest.


Follow Transgender Resources’s board Trans* News & Media on Pinterest.


So you can sissy that walk!

Follow Stormy Nytz’s board Drag makeup ideas on Pinterest.


For your next kiki

Follow Shelia Miller’s board Pride Month Ideas on Pinterest.

Happy Pride!

—Victor Ng, Brand Designer, currently Pinning to Proud Mary

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New notifications for Android enthusiasts

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We recently made a handy new feature for people with Android devices. In Pinterest for Android v3.0 (out tomorrow!), we’ll notify you when you’re near a place you’ve Pinned. And if you’re on the go with a brand new Android wearable, you’ll get a notification there, too!

For example, you could make a board for places to watch the World Cup or all the stops for your next vacation. If you’re close to one of the sports bars or must-see sites you Pinned, we’ll send you a notification on your Android device so you can go check it out. Need to figure out how to get there? You can get step-by-step directions right from your Android wearable or your phone.

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To learn more about how it all works, check out this blogpost from Google.

Need some place Pin inspiration? We’ve got you covered.

—Sunny Rochiramani, Software Engineer, currently Pinning to dessert

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

A summer guide to microbreweries

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With the official start to summer just days away, many of us are getting ready for road trips to our favorite places. For beer lovers, we’ve pulled together a guide to more than 150 of the top microbreweries from Pinners around the country, to inspire you take your own adventure - near or far!

From Russian River Brewing Company in California to Keg Creek Brewery in Iowa to Atlantic Brewing Company in Maine, people are showing their love for local and distinct brews by creating brewery Place Boards. Saving your favorites to your own board can help you plan to hit the road for a tasting tour. What other way can you learn firsthand how beer like Salt Lick Pecan Wood Smoked Saison, Stump Knocker Pale Ale, Rondy Brew, and YAHHHRRRGGG! got their names?

For more inspiration, check out Place Boards from Pinners for areas such as Oregon, Denver, Louisville, Michigan, and New Hampshire.

Based on Pinner favorites, microbrew options are so plentiful, you can plan a trip across many regions in the U.S. Whether you’re looking to find the perfect beer, eager to see if an anticipated brew like Pliny the Younger lives up to its hype, or just itching to find the specialized seasonal beers across regions, these Pins will have all your beer bases covered.

What are we missing? Sound off in the comments!

—Malorie Lucich, Communications Manager, Currently pinning to Bay Area Beer Tour

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Where to watch the World Cup

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The biggest sporting event in the world kicked off today in Brazil, and Pinterest has been buzzing these past few weeks with all the best Places to watch the World Cup around the globe.

Last month, we asked our community to share their favorite places to catch a match. You can find them in our viewing guide or at a local spot near you. Over 350 restaurants, bars and pubs in the US are getting decals this week to show the world they’re a Pinner-approved place to cheer on the games.

If your business is tuning in to the World Cup, we’d love to share a decal with you too! Send us a request and we’ll mail you one from Pinterest HQ.

—Annie Katrina Lee, Marketing Manager, Currently pinning to Watch World Cup: USA

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