said 6 months, 3 weeks ago:
Perhaps, Quora has a visual deficit and Pinterest has a highly targeted visual asset both could benefit from.
I recently started dumping my “bookmarks” in Pinterest and named the board My BookMark Buddy. I now have VISUAL reminders I can scan and scroll fast, fast, fast, many of which had been totally lost and forgotten under a deep maze of nested files. What doesn’t have a visual to pin… I just Jing something on the page and pin that.
Right now I’m just trying to get all those bookmarks out on the Board in visual form. I’ll worry about prettying it up later.
Then… I plan to go through them one by one, write a blog article or curate a post, add an image, post it on a website, then pin THAT on my BookMark Buddy board so there’s a link from Pinterest to that site for traffic purposes, then go back and delete my old plain or ugly bookmark pins.
As far as Quora is concerned, from the first day I layed eyes on Pinterest, I immediately thought of Quora… and how dressing up a Q with an image or graphic representation could easily pull “cerebral” traffic from Pinterest to Quora. I mean… P is full of quotes and sayings and questions and answers regarding everyone’s most minute specific interest. What better place for a persnickety pin board on obscure questions and subjects than Pinterest?
I think the FULL measure of Pinterest and the effect it’s going to have on everyone has yet to be realized… but it definitely will… and soon.
Being the little girly geek I am, however, I’d rather peruse Quorum… or actually… I’d rather peruse bookmarked Quora questions on Pinterest, then follow the link to what interests me on Quora.
To me… Pinterest is THE Future-Mega-Trend-Shock paradigm-shifting VISUAL SEARCH TOOL that the brainiacs promised me in the 1980′s but never quite delivered… except in the form of my very first 9-inch MacIntosh SE with a dot matrix printer, lol.
But now… I’m delightfully paradigm-shocked with Pinterest and can’t wait for the creative/intellectuals to take it to the next and next and next levels!
… she said calmly, jumping up and down…