User:Multichill/Use Pinterest to promote Commons
Pinterest is a nice site to share good pictures. It would be a good platform to promote Wikimedia Commons. It would especially good to reach potential female editors (according to the Wikipedia article Pinterest has a high percentage of active female users). A lot of images from Wikimedia Commons are already shared  and a Wikimedia Commons account has already been setup . This account should be used to post regular updates of our best images. Some possibilities:
- Post our picture of the day (1 image per day)
- Post our newly elected featured pictures (1+ image per day, numbers vary, overlap with POTD)
- Post our pictures of the year (about 10 candidates and one winner per year?)
- Post our other category images (good, quality, etc)
- Post images from special competitions (like Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 winners)
My preference would be just one POTD per day and maybe some other pictures on special occasions.
Whatever we choose, updating should be automated. Pinterest seems to have an api, but it's not fully functional (write is disabled). With an api it should be pretty straightforward to write a bot to do a daily update of Pinterest. The bot would:
- Figure out the picture of the day
- Get the image url
- Get the image description (i18n?)
- Post it to Pinterest
Without an api this is also possible, but that would involve a bit more trouble (screen scraping).