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Pinterest & Reddit play nice with CFP

17 December 2015

Recently we updated our platform with two new social media integrations - Reddit and Pinterest. We believe these tools will allow researchers to discover new audiences and for participants to enjoy great content the way they are used to. Below we show two ways how we see these platforms enhancing the way you interact with CFP.

Reddit - new audiences for researchers

Reddit homepage

Reddit is an entertainment, social networking, and news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links, making it essentially an online bulletin board system. (Wikipedia).

What makes Reddit interesting for researchers are the sub-reddits - threads of content focused around specific themes and self-managed by a community of people interested in that topic. As a researcher, if your work is focused around eating habits, you might consider posting it on the body image or diets. And there is always the sample size sub-reddit focused on academic research, both studies and results.

  • Extra views from Reddit


    A study posted on 1-2 well selected sub-reddits received an average of 117 extra views from potential participants

  • Million Reddit users

    36 million

    As of 23/06/2015 reddit had 36 million users

Here at CFP, we tried this approach out and saw potential. The promoted studies received on average 117 additonal views from potential participants from Reddit. So as a researcher, be sure to check Reddit out and use the share feature your study promotion page, to make sure you get the views and participants statistics for Reddit in comparison to other channels.

Reddit & Pinterest on researcher promotion page

Pinterest - beautiful bookmarking of study pages

Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all of your projects and interests. (Pinterest)

If you are not yet on Pinterest, you may want to check it out. Remember when you had a pin-up board as a kid? Yeah, it's like that, but for all of internet. It is a quick and useful way to bookmark web content into beautiful boards. You can follow your friends to peek into their interest and share your own with them. Or you can keep everything private and use it just as a great way to bookmark.

The pinterest button on all of our study pages saves that study with beautiful cover art right to your board.

Saving a study page to Pinterest

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So what are you waiting for, go to our browse page to try these out for yourself.

Reddit & Pinterest on a research study page

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