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.