Have you heard about Pinterest and Foursquare coming together (well sort of)? Maybe now I’ll remember to Pin more, but check out the news. Pinterest now has “Place Pins”. You can now tag pins with location (powered by Foursquare) This definitely taking Pinning to the next level. Foursquare and Pinterest realized that you get motivated when you’re out doing things, or see a sign, etc. As an avid user of Foursquare I notice the changes the network brings to the app to make it more useful.
Place Pins include all the information about the place, from the hours, to the address, making your maps come alive.
I can see how pinning Place Pins can be useful for travel. Especially if those pins have useful information such as phone numbers and other contact info. Think about how precise and organized travel itineraries can be with Place Pins How often do you pin?
Here’s how the Place Pins work (from the Pinterest Blog):
Place Pins were designed to combine the beautiful imagery of a travel magazine with the utility of a map online so you can share it with friends. You can access them from anywhere on your smartphone, too, which means you can find new places on the go and even get directions! Place Pins also include extra details like the address and phone number right on the Pin so you can easily pull up useful info on a weekend adventure or before a night out. Make your own place board Creating a board of Place Pins is easy. Just select Add a map when you create a new board or Edit an existing board’s settings to Add a map. After that, you can map all of your new and existing Pins on the board to help plan your next adventure. Create boards with friends Collaborate on a group board and plan ideas for weekend activities around town. Have a friend who’s going somewhere you’ve visited before? You can now send a board with your favorite restaurants and must-see sights.
Pinterest has even requested some companies to start some boards so you can get motivated! So many places and boards to explore We’ve asked some of the best names in travel to create inventive boards to inspire you. See our collection of place boards on this special feed, which will give you more ideas as you make your own. You’ll see boards like:
—East Coast Beach Crawl from the Travel Channel
—Gastronomic Travel from the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
—Top 100 Hotels in the World from Conde Nast Traveler
—The World’s Best Festivals from Fest300
—Tour #UMich from the University of Michigan
—UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK from VisitBritain
—Vibrant Street Markets from AFAR
—A Chicago Pork & Whiskey Tour from Thrillist
—America’s Best Hot Chocolate from Fodor’s
—Loved by Parisians and Loved by Tokyoites from Airbnb
—Great American BBQ from Andrew Zimmern
—An Adventurous Romp Around South Africa from Dave & Deb of The Planet D
—Devouring the Globe from Sherry of Ottsworld Travel
—Angie Eats New York City! from Jeremy & Angie of Living the Dream
—Best Places to Visit Europe from Karen of Europe a la Carte
—Our Beautiful World from JD Andrews of EarthXplorer
—Australia from Gary Arndt of Everything-Everywhere
—The Quirky Traveller from Zoe Dawes of The Quirky Traveller
—Bucket List Happy Hour Spots Around the World from Matt of Land Lopers