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2013 THF Fundraiser Release: New THF Social Site Pinterest and a Video Haiga

Foundation readers have a new way to share their favorites as of today, as THF adds Pinterest to its list of social media offerings.

The Haiku Foundation on Pinterest

Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. Users can browse other pinboards for images, “re-pin” images to their own pinboards, or “like” photos. You’ll be able to find THF events and offerings visually here, and easily share them with your friends. For more information see below. Try it, it’s fun!

We also release a new Video Haiga from Jim Kacian, “distance,” filmed on location in Fiji.

The Haiku Foundation would like to thank Stella Pierides, social media project manager for THF, for her work in bringing Pinterest into the realm of Foundation offerings. We would also like to thank Jim Kacian for his participation in the THF Video Haiga Series.

Please consider making a donation to The Haiku Foundation during our Fundraising Drive, November 28 – December 6. During this time only, every dollar you contribute is matched by an anonymous patron. Your money goes twice as far, and helps the Foundation continue its important work. Thank you.

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More Information on Pinterest:

In addition to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, we have added a new way of sharing your favorite posts: Pinterest, a virtual showcase displaying THF Projects. Pinterest adds an important angle to the social media used by the THF, extending its reach by appealing to a wider reading public and serving the THF’s aim of bringing haiku to locally diverse as well as wider, global, audiences. The THF Pinterest account has a number of Pinboards, each one including several blog posts from the THF home page, thus allowing our readers to keep, organize, and share their favorite articles. We have added images to the posts so that they can be pinned from this Pinterest account. If you are on Pinterest, you can pin what interests you here.

By clicking the “Pin it” button on the pin you are interested in, you can pin/copy your favorite Montage Gallery, Per Diem collection, Education Wall Lesson Plan, Maven post, Book of the Week, to your own Pinterest online, as well as share it with your followers. Why hold back, pin them all! You are also given the choice to ‘like’ the post (by clicking on the heart), comment, as well send it to a friend. So many options! And follow us! We will be adding content as we go. There is a “Haiku Inspiration” Pinboard, which will be regularly updated with new images and articles, and plans for more exciting things! This is an ongoing project.
 
If you are new to Pinterest, please see this link for more information. And here’s how to join.

If you have guest-edited a Per Diem month / were involved in one of the other projects showcased in our Pinterest account, and would prefer a particular image to represent your theme, please contact us via the contacts page.

Please consider making a donation to The Haiku Foundation during our Fundraising Drive, November 28 – December 6. During this time only, every dollar you contribute is matched by an anonymous patron. Your money goes twice as far, and helps the Foundation continue its important work. Thank you.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Hi Devora,
    Exceptional video haiga indeed! And it is pinnable!
    If you have a Pinterest account, you can find this video haiga here: http://www.pinterest.com/haikufound/ in the THF Video Haiga board. You can then click ‘Pin it’ there.
    If you download the ‘Pin it’ button to your browser from Pinterest, then it is even easier/faster. You can click ‘pin it’ from your own browser. Please take a look here: https://en.help.pinterest.com/entries/22997343-Add-the-Pin-It-button
    If you don’t have a Pinterest account, then please go to https://en.help.pinterest.com/entries/22997373-Join-Pinterest
    I hope this helps.
    Regards,
    Stella

  2. Thanks for bringing that “distance” closer, Jim. Haven’t you always loved the sound of that undulating remoteness? Seems more soothing than disturbing. It is an exceptional video haiga. Is there any way to “pin” it?

  3. Ellen,
    Thank you so much for your good words and wishes. I am really pleased to hear that you like the Ed Wall and indeed the whole THF Pinterest site. I enjoy this project and I am looking forward to learning more about the possibilities it opens up.
    I hope that more people who are new to Pinterest realize that there is text/content behind (most of) the images. It is a matter of exploring… looking into the nooks and crannies… one more way in for people who might not otherwise meet haiku in their everyday lives.
    Regards,
    Stella

  4. Stella, The Pinterest site looks excellent. I am just beginning to learn about this kind of website. Thank you and all for including THF Education Wall, which in turn includes so many people.

    The Ed Wall was Jim’s vision. I can tell others who are thinking about being a volunteer that THF Board will work with you to find where your gifts best belong, and the pace that is best for you.

    ALL of the foundation’s work looks so nice.

    Years ago, when I worked with practice teachers in the general Chicago area, many days I’d be in the car for a few hours (which meant I could see the seasons, too). It was an education to see schools in many places, all in one day. I continue to be amazed at the many programs and features available here for free.

    Another good video haiga by Jim. I wonder if the YouTube channel for the foundation isn’t how some young people find their way to poetry. The various readings and interviews are short, and also add up to a great education . . . for all ages.

    Having a “social media project manager” is a good idea and must require a lot of time and research. Best wishes, Stella, for this work.

    Thanks again,
    Ellen

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