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If for some reason you never got an invitation to join the popular social networking site, Pinterest, or if you still don’t know what it is, now you can easily sign up (no invitation or wait required) with your Facebook, Twitter, or email address. Pinterest launched back in March of 2010 and is considered to be the third largest social networking site in the US. Some estimates report that it gets on average 11 million visits were week, with females being the largest group of users.

Pinterest’s elegant pinboard-style layout allows users to post links to content from almost any site, as well as post photos from their computer. The site’s attraction is largely based on content sharing of fashion clothes, well-designed electronic products, cooking recipes, architecture, hair and beauty aides, and the like. The minimalist approach of the site makes for easy navigation, and it feels as if you’re browsing your own personal magazine.

After signing up on Pinterest, you create and add content to your boards. You might start by “re-pinning” content from the boards of other users. When you re-pin an item, you will need to post it to one of your existing boards or create a new one.

You can also use the “Pin It” Button in your web browser to add content from nearly any website. So for example if you come across a designer dress or recipe you like, you might pin those items to your appropriate boards.


Pinterest is free, and as of now there are no side-bar ads to contend with.

Source: Macworld

  1. dwsmartt
    August 14, 2012 at 12:30 am

    I tried it. Didn't quiet get it at first. Now I love. I'm a Pinterest fan.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      August 14, 2012 at 1:10 am

      Glad to hear that. It's even better when you follow people who have similar tastes or interests as you do.

  2. Tim
    August 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I have a Pinterest account but won't use it until they make it so you can optionally make a board invite only or for certain people/groups. Right now everyone can see every one of your boards.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      August 14, 2012 at 1:08 am

      Hmmm, I didn't realize that. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. VS Vishnu
    August 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    never tried..

  4. James Lewis
    August 12, 2012 at 10:07 am

    never knew pinterest were invite-only, myb one day i'll give it a try

    • Bakari Chavanu
      August 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Yeah, give it a try. It's really easy to use.

  5. ArunSathiya1995
    August 12, 2012 at 8:33 am

    I wish Pinterest was still in invite-only mode. Only then people will be able to invite others who ACTUALLY love to use the site. I don't want to see spammers on Pinterest too. :'(

    • Bakari Chavanu
      August 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Good point. It can quickly become a dumping ground for lots of spam and junk.

      • ArunSathiya1995
        August 14, 2012 at 11:33 am

        Hope the Pinterest guy catch this point and revert back to invite only mode.

  6. Va Du
    August 12, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Got an invitation, tried it, and never used it after the initial couple of days. I guess if you're a photographer it's useful for you but just keeping up with Facebook and Twitter was time consuming enough.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      August 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm

      Va, I hear what you're saying. I ended upswing it because it's so easy to post stuff to the boards. I use it as another place to park stuff to come back to later.

  7. Krishnapriya
    August 12, 2012 at 4:23 am

    I just hope that Ifttt adds Pinterest as a channel.

    • Bakari Chavanu
      August 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks, Krishnapriya, you reminded me that I need to still check out Ifttt.

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