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Why Private Boards on Pinterest?

Posted on 16 November 2012 by Linda Joseph

You can now create up to 3 private boards on Pinterest that followers cannot see.
Why would you want to do that?Pinterest Private boards

Here are a few reasons:

  • Plan a special or surprise moment (I am not sure why you would want to plan it on Pinterest but if you did,, you can now do it!)
    [Mike had some interesting thoughts on this: http://www.mikelike.com/ml/pinterest_private_boards/]
  • Competitive Pins – now this I can see using.  If my main competitor pinned things I wanted to consider curating or use for inspiration later, a private board would be a perfect place to pin that info.
  • Team collaboration   Blogworld had a post on this: http://www.blogworld.com/2012/11/14/3-ways-content-creators-can-use-private-pintest-boards/

Agbeat shows you how to create a private board: How to set up a private pinterest board

How are you going to use a private Pinterest board?

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Pinterest for Business?

Posted on 14 November 2012 by Linda Joseph

Do you use Pinterest for Business?

If you do, you can now set up a Pinterest account for your business! Many of us have been using Pinterest for both personal and business exposure.

Now you have the opportunity to sign up  for a Pinterest business account.

According to the article in Mashable:

Companies will now be able to create business accounts, which allows them to enter just a business name — rather than a first and last — and verify their websites using a hidden line of code. Once the code has been recognized, businesses will receive a verification badge on their Pinterest profile pages. It’s not quite as good as Twitter’s profile verification — it would still be easy for someone to impersonate a company on Pinterest by verifying a URL that was similar but not owned by the brand — but it’s a start.

You can read more here: http://mashable.com/2012/11/14/pinterest-business-accounts/

Here is the good news: if you are a business and have set up a personal account, then you will have the opportunity to convert the personal account into a business account.

Here is a video showing you how:

If you have a mix of business and personal pins – which most of us business owners have, you may want to start a new account for your business and leave your personal account as is.

What are you going to do?  Go to Pinterest Business to get started.

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Posted on 13 November 2012 by Linda Joseph

Do flash videos play on your Samsung Android Device?

I know this is not a typical topic for me to blog about but boy was I frustrated when I could play videos on my new Samsung Android devices!

By the way, I love my new Samsung devices!  Two years ago I made my big move from my TracFone to an EVO.  I loved the smartphone and there was no turning back to Samsung Adobe Flash Playernon-smart phone!

It was hard to believe that my two year contract was ending this week and I was looking forward to getting a new phone and changing service providers.

After some research, I had decided I wanted a Samsung SIII.  I like the functionality of Android and use a lot of Google services so it made sense.

Samsung Galaxy S3

The first time I went to a website that required Adobe flash player I was shocked when I was told that the flash player was not supported on Android!

Then I went to my new Samsung Tablet (more on that in another post) and I get the same message.

NOTE TO ANDROID – GOOGLE – Get you act together on this!

Meanwhile I did some research and found a work-around.  You can download an older version of Adobe Flash and be able to watch flash videos.

I have embedded the video below.

You can read the directions here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4675670#4675670

The only thing I would add is to make sure you go back into your settings and and security and ‘uncheck’ the box which allow ‘unknown sources’  after you have installed the adobe flash player.

If you have an easier solution, please let me know.  This worked for both my Samsung Galaxy phone and Samsung Tablet.

 

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