July 30, 2012
Athletics Department launches official Pinterest board
Site latest in line of social media sites for Hokie fans

BLACKSBURG - Fans of Virginia Tech Athletics now have another way to stay up-to-date with the Hokies with the launch of an official athletic board on Pinterest in conjunction with hokiesports.com.

If you’re already on Pinterest, simply search for the “Virginia Tech Hokies Athletics” board or go to http://pinterest.com/hokiesports/ and begin following. Already, boards are set up for Promotions & Contests, Virginia Tech Football, Hokie Kids’ Club, Baby Hokies, Nike Gear, Sport Posters, Tailgating, Campus Life, Hokies Respect, Virginia Tech Pets, DIY VT Crafts, Hokies & Holidays and much more.

Q: What is Pinterest?
A: Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. It lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request an invite.

Q: What can I do with Pinterest?
A: Redecorate your Home! Plan a Wedding! Find your Style! Save your Inspirations! Save Your Recipes! The Virginia Tech Athletics board will be a place to get the first scoop on marketing events and giveaways, as well as a place to share pictures from events and anything Hokie-related like crafts and projects.

Q: What is Pinterest’s mission?
A: Pinterest’s goal is to connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting. A favorite book, toy or recipe can reveal a common link between two people. With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.

Q: How do I get started?
A: First things first, you must requested an invite. Once approved, you can get all the help you need here.

Pinterest is the latest tool in the social media world adapted by the Athletics Department, joining Facebook and Twitter. You can find all of Tech’s social media sites here.

For updates on Virginia Tech Athletics, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@hokiesports).

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