Pinterest, la nueva addición

by Be-Blogger España on: Abril 17th, 2012

Que levante la mano quien no esté enganchado a ninguna red social. Nadie, ¿no? Las redes sociales son parte de nuestro día a día, las utilizamos para comunicarnos con nuestros seres queridos, para motivos de trabajo…las posibilidades son infinitas. Como blogger, son parte indispensable de mi vida, ¡no sabría que hacer sin ellas!

La última en llegar al mercado ha sido Pinterest. Creada en Marzo del 2010, su sencillo funcionamiento y fácil interacción la han convertido en una de las favoritas de bloggers, empresas y cualquiera que desee compartir todo tipo de imágenes con el mundo. Algunos afirman ya que es la mejor competencia directa de otra de las redes de imágenes más famosas, Tumblr.

 

¿Como funciona Pinterest? Muy sencillo. Creas carpetas, o boards, de distintas categorias, y vas archivando ahi dentro (haciendo pinning) las imágenes que vayas encontrando por internet. A través de seguir a nuevos contactos encontraremos nuevas imágenes e inspiración para nuestros propios boards. Como no podía ser de otra manera, United Colors of Benetton ya está en Pinterest, si pincháis en este enlace podréis encontrar cientos de fotografias inspiradoras y las nuevas novedades acerca de sus campañas. ¡Yo ya les sigo desde mi cuenta allí!

 

Con el paso del tiempo he descubierto un par de truquitos para sacar partido a nuestra cuenta en Pinterest, y por supuesto, los comparto con vosotros:

- No solo puedes hacer Pin a imágenes de internet, sino que puedes subir cualquier imagen que tengas almacenada en tu ordenador. Tan solo ve a Add > Upload a Pin y ya lo tienes. ¡La mejor opción para vaciar tu ordenador de cientos de archivos!
- Google Chrome ya ha lanzado su propia extensión para instalarla directamente en tu barra de navegación y poder hacer pin desde cualquier página en la que te encuentres. Se llama Pin it! y puedes instalarla aquí.

- También está la opción de publicar tus actualizaciones en Pinterest a través de Facebook y Twitter, y encontrar a tus contactos de otras redes sociales allí.

¿Y tú, ya eres adicto a Pinterest?

Cynthia Bagué, The Lithium Girl 

 
 

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 Elling, una historia de amistad

by Be-Blogger España on: Abril 5th, 2012

Un buen plan de ocio en Madrid es ir al teatro. Si te gusta el teatro y te gustan las historias divertidas y con una moraleja sobre amistad y superación personal, entonces te gustará Elling. Basada en la película homónima de Peter Naess estrenada en 2001, esta obra nos habla de Elling y Kjell Bjarne, dos compañeros de habitación de una institución para discapacitados mentales que un buen día reciben la buena noticia de que ya pueden salir al mundo real. A partir de ahí comenzará su aventura.

La obra se representa sobre una tarima de madera a nivel del espectador, por lo que cuanto más cerca estés, mejor. Yo tuve la suerte de estar en la primera fila el día de su estreno en Madrid, y la experiencia fue increíble. Es una historia que te hará reir, llorar y te hará pensar si de verdad no estamos todos un poco locos hoy en día…

En su día a día, los dos protagonistas tendrán que “enfrentarse” a tareas tan cotidianas pero extrañas para ellos como responder al teléfono, salir a comer fuera, hacer un regalo e incluso tener una cita.

Puedes ver Elling en el Teatro Galileo (Calle Galileo 39, Madrid, metro Quevedo). Más información sobre horario y precio de las entradas en su web.

Sin duda el plan perfecto para una tarde de fin de semana, ¿no creéis?

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 Happy birthday, Gran Via

by United Blogs of Benetton on: Junio 6th, 2010

It is one of the most emblematic places of Madrid, the Broadway of this city. It’s Gran Via, and this year is celebrating it’s 100th birthday. Although its official birthdate is on April 4, during all 2010 Madrid is celebrating a lot of events commemorating the Gran Via.

It is the street that never sleeps. A frantic way. A street constantly moving. Gran Via offers a whole world of opportunities. In its two kilometers, you can take a coffee, eat in any restaurant, enjoy the best musicals, theatres, cinemas, coffee shops and get lost in its amazing stores or simply take a picture in some of its mythical builings like the Capitol, at Callao square and the famous corner of Schweppes, one of the untouchable advertising icons of the capital of Spain.

Gran Via has been also the stage chosen by several spanish directors to shoot some sequences of their movies, like Alejandro Amenabar with Abre los Ojos, or Santiago Segura, hanging out from a modernist building on El dia de la bestia. Gran Via was the first witness of the movida madrilena, a famous social movement in the 80′s.

Because of its anniversary it has been celebrating various concerts: El Sueno de Morfeo, Nek, Shanon Corr, Georgina, Carlos Baute and Marta Sanchez or Alex Ubago have been the ones who rattled the young people of Madrid in an exceptional day, because, only for one day, the traffic was closed and all of us could walk through the roadway. Something unique and exceptional in a street full of life.

The street style are really diverse, because there are looks for every kind of taste. From stylist young people dressed with the current season trends like flower printed dresses, navy shirts or mini-shorts with spot tights, to the most punk styles with leggings, leather jackets and hats. A whole universe of fashion, where everyone dare with anything. And you, do you want to come to Gran Via?

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 Made in Spain Adventureland

by United Blogs of Benetton on: Junio 3rd, 2010

Those summer weekends when I just lack of plans, my best thing to do in Barcelona is going to the Tibidabo, the closest thing we have to an amusement park. It isn’t a technologically sophisticated and ultramodern one, but an old style kind, close to the ones you can find in California, like Santa Cruz or Santa Monica, but in a Spanish style. Without hot dogs and caramel popcorn, but with cañas and tapas. It’s not in front of the sea but close to heaven.

The perfect route on a lazy Saturday starts on the Tranvia blau. An historic tramway you can grab if you’re not in a hurry and you want to enjoy the rise of one of the two hills that surround the city. Once up in the mount, which gives name to the park, the tram turns into a cable car beautifully customized with local graffitis and practically hidden by nature.

But let me tell you that first we must stop for a drink (a cocktail or is it too soon?) at a bar named Mirablau: it has the most amazing view over Barcelona. From there you can see all the emblematic places of the city; the port, the Sagrada Familia, the Parc Guell and even the Camp Nou!

Almost as incredible as the view you can enjoy in some of the attractions of the Tibidabo. The whole point of the funfair thing here isn’t the rush of a rollercoaster (which… by the way… you’re not going to find, this is not Six Flags) but maybe the fear of heights… particularly when it comes to Atalaia. A legendary attraction made by two opposite giant baskets similar to the ones of an aerostatic balloon which slowly spins like the hour hand on a clock.

Eventually the one that I like the most is the big wheel, so quiet, calm and even romantic… In these days where it seems like only thrilling sensations can make us feel alive, the most extraordinary thing to do is relaxing. And Tibidabo is all about that. All about forgetting stress, all about perspective, and all about remembering the good times.

Especially when the sun goes down…

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 Welcome to the Independent Republic of Las Ramblas

by United Blogs of Benetton on: Abril 10th, 2010

Even if it is a cliche’, you’ve never been to Barcelona if you’ve never walked through Las Ramblas…It’s the most typical, controversial and effervescent street in Barcelona. It works as an independent part of the city. Las Ramblas is two different worlds by day and at night, like all the metropolis in the world. Under the spring sun its essence blooms and its uniqueness shines.

Tourists are mixed with citizens; foreigners with residents; human statues with people who run with no awareness of the outstanding stage… That’s why once a year I try to rediscover the oddity of this multicultural artery from the eyes of a new arrived, like if I were watching this particular mix and match for the first time.

My first stop, and the stop I recommend to everyone, is the Mercat de la Boqueria. A mess of people – a jungle sometimes – but a real grocery paradise where if you buy or not, it’s just a mindless detail. The important fact is to enter and explore the place. Your soul and your mind will try to understand the dynamics of the biggest food market in Spain and one of the most crowded in Europe.

Unhurried, even though the surroundings bustle, you’ll find out a place where you can eat, smell, drink, touch, watch, learn and be amazed at the same time.

All kind of fruits, candies, meats, vegetables seem to coexist in total peace, order and harmony.

After the visual festival of colours, you can taste a piece of the market in the most emblematic bar of the entire city: the Pinotxo, a small and always crammed spot. Juanito (the owner and a local celebrity) will personally look after your hunger. The fight over a seat is normal because of the delicious plates you’re going to taste, and you may even share space with Ferran Adria’ or Juan Mari Arzak, two of the most powerful chefs in the whole world, old friends of Juanito.

For the goodies turn the corner, walk up to the south and stop at Escriba’. An historical patisserie, where in these days you can enjoy looking at the Monas de Pascua.

Chocolate sculptures only suitable for the real greedy ones.

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