Hi +Urs E. Gattiker
-- you asked about how to use Pinterest. Here's a G+ chat on it started by +Chris Brogan https://plus.google.com/u/0/118320665823821681206/posts/K7yUYMG2ZdY
Also, you should check out +jan gordon
's curated content Pinterest Watch here: http://www.scoop.it/t/pinterest-watch
I use the platform for both business and personal activities. Since photos are the main focus, anytime one of my curated articles has a great photo, I add it to my Story Photos board with a little description and link to the article. So it drives traffic.
I also use the platform to bring together a collection of infographics I like and those I don't -- which helped me write the guest blog post for you.
One of my boards is artwork from my studio. I sell the artwork but not online yet. So when I get that set up, I'll use that board to promote/sell my stuff.
I've been having lots of fun with Pinterest. It's great eye-candy. But I also notice that as I share on Pinterest, I'm getting traffic and conversations on my other social media sites. Which I think is really cool.
I had 26 shares yesterday. I'll be following many of them. Still trying to figure out if I should be playing the numbers game, i.e. lots of following/followers or be more selective like with G+.
Pinterest is drawing women heavily. But more men are showing up. I read an article where Gentlemint seems to be the similar platform where the guys are hanging out.
Here's my Pinterest link: http://pinterest.com/kdietzstory/