Journalism profs are figuring out ways to use Pinterest in the classroom

Wow, Pinterest truly is the fastest-growing social network: Poynter reports that according to comScore, Pinterest users increased by 52% just in February, to almost 18 million people posting pins to boards covering all kinds of topic.

And according to KQED’s Mind/shift blog, journalism instructors are finding ways to include Pinterest in their lesson plans. Because it’s such an easy-to-use visual platform, it’s ideal for aggregation, especially of images.

More and more media companies are expanding into Pinterest too. Although the bulk of its users today are women, the demographics are sure to balance out as more men, and more media companies, brands and non-profit organizations find their way onto the service.

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