The Pinterest Experience
Hillary Pitts is currently a junior at Virginia Tech majoring in Communications. She is currently interning with the advertising agency Modea, within the Media & Analytics department. Follow Hillary on Twitter at @HillsTwitts
So, by now you've most likely heard of the up-and-coming social network Pinterest. Pinterest had more referral traffic to their site in January than Google +, YouTube, and LinkedIn combined! Aside from the wedding, fashion, and health information that is shared, Pinterest has also become a mecca for recipes on the web. In an effort to better understand this social network (and to try out some new eats) I attempted to recreate one recipe shared often by people I follow. The vegetarian apple cheddar panini sandwich (http://vegetarian.about.com/od/sandwichesandwraps/r/applepanini.htm) I re-created ended up being, not as pretty as the picture, but just as delicious as it was made out to be. Although I didn’t have a panini maker, the stove sufficed and it was very simple to make.
What did I learn from this experiment? I will definitely be using Pinterest more to discover new recipes. It is awesome that I can follow boards specific to being a vegetarian and that I can share these recipes with my followers as well! Not only do they have boards specific to being a vegetarian, but you can find boards for practically any kind of eating habits. Although my concoction did not turn out as 'picturesque' as the picture on the site, it was still delicious!